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Re: apt wants to remove bash, base-files; other move questions

David Wood <obsidian@panix.com> writes:

> Now using
> deb http://amd64.debian.net/debian/ sid main contrib
> An upgrade wants to remove base-files and bash. Digging deeper, I see
> base-files is being removed because:
> base-files pre-depends on libc6 (< 2.3.2.dsl-20.0.1)
> I saw some traffic on the list that looked similar. But I don't
> understand what you did, and I don't want to guess wrong and hose my
> whole system.
> Do I want base-files 3.1.2- Or just 3.1.2?

Update base-files to 3.1.2-0.0.1, or downgrade it to 3.1.2. Except for
the version number, they are identical; 3.1.2 has just been rebuilt as
3.1.2-0.0.1 to have a newer version number than 3.1.2-

> Do I want libc6 2.3.2.ds1- or 2.3.2.ds1-21?
> What is the safest way to handle this transition?

After you have installed the appropriate base-files version, just
perform an upgrade as usual. This should (possibly among other things)
update libc6 to 2.3.2.ds1-21.


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