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Bug#30583: [Fwd: Re: Library update failure continues...]

Many thanks to Ulf for his information below. Deleting
the simlink /usr/lib/i486-linuxaout/libdb.so.1 which 
was pointing to a non-existant file allowed the updated
library to install, dselect then functioned normally,
allowing a fully updated set of packages to be put in

Please consider bug report 30583 closed, but not
opened in vain.


Ulf Jaenicke-Roessler <ujr@physik.phy.tu-dresden.de> wrote:
> Curt Howland wrote:
> > ldconfig: warning: can't open /usr/lib/i486-linuxaout/libdb.so.1
> > (No such file o r directory), skipping
> This is a warning, not an error. It shouldn't hurt, you only see
> the warning, which might be annoying, but doesn't prevent you from
> updating your system.
> > Without the libc6 &etc that will not install due to this
> > missing file, many things will not install nor function.
> Which errors do you get? Please post them!
> > $ ls -al /usr/lib/i486-linuxaout/
> I think this is related to the (very old) libc4 package. This is not
> contained in the distribution anymore. Actually you shouldn't need it.
> Do you use any aout program? (just in case, this is a certain binary
> format - current programs use 'elf')
> What is the version of your Debian distribution?
> > lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           15 May 28  1997 libdb.so.1 ->
> > libdb.so.1.85.1
> As you don't have the file, you can delete the link.
> What happens then? Post all error messages!
>   Ulf


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