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Re: Debian libc5 to libc6 Mini-HOWTO (regular posting)

On Tue, Oct 07, 1997 at 10:29:11AM -0400, Scott Ellis wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Oct 1997 Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de wrote:
> > It is in general a good advice to install first the actual lib* package,
> > and then the appropriate lkib*g package. So it is necessary for svgalib
> > and others.
> > 
> > Perhaps something like this could be included in the HOWTO
> I'll try to make mention of it.  However, it is policy that the newer
> libfoog package should conflict with old versions of libfoo that put their
> libraries in /usr/lib instead of /usr/lib/libc5-compat.  Any package that
> doesn't do this has a bug.  In addition, the both packages are installed
> at the same time, you'll get the right thing even if it does complain
> about overwrites, and most other libraries can stand to be broken for a
> few minutes.

I have to admit that I don't know what I'm really doing, but it works: I try
to install the (old) libc5-compat, and if it installs I install the libc6
one after. If it depends on libc6 and errors, I install the libc6 and then
the libc5 library a second time. Seems to work fine...

Once again, I don't know what I do but I'm impressed that all works
relativly flawless.

Thank you,
"Rhubarb is no Egyptian god."
Marcus Brinkmann

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