Re: Upgrading 1.3.1 -> 2.0 (was Re: predepends on libc6?)
On 25 Nov 1997, James Troup wrote:
> Scott Ellis <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > As far as I can see, it is no longer possible to smash vital
> > libraries by installing packages in the wrong order.
> Oh, it's very possible, libgdbm can still get itself into a complete
> mess, if you install it before upgrading to a suitably recent libc5.
Doing so will only mess up stuff that needs perl, and only until
/etc/ld.so.conf is fixed and ldconfig is run. My definition of smash was
overwriting libc5 libraries by their libc6 equivilant and making a libc5
package unfixable. I admit it is a problem, just not as serious of one as
libreadline used to be.
Scott K. Ellis <email@example.com> http://www.gate.net/~storm/
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