On Sun, Dec 22, 2002 at 10:08:53AM -0600, Hank Marquardt wrote: > thanks Russell -- it's worse than that though ... dpkg won't work either > ... I had to manually get an old libc by using ar and tar on an old deb > in the tmp directory, then do an export LD_PRELOAD of that lib ... that > got basic stuff back and i was able then downgrade properly with dpkg -- > it seems to only effect folks running 2.2 level kernels ... a bug has > been filed. Sounds like a really good argument for the pre-inst of libc to copy to the old libs to a backup directory before overwriting them. Oh yes, sash is also very useful for this kind of problem. > On Sun, Dec 22, 2002 at 04:55:07PM +0100, Russell Coker wrote: > > On Sun, 22 Dec 2002 15:16, Hank Marquardt wrote: > > > I updated/upgraded (or tried to) a box late last evening ... after the > > > dl, it installs coreutils, debianuitls e2fsprogs and libc6 J then it > > > crashes, throwing repeated "dpkg: cannot scan updates directory > > > `/var/lib/dpkg/updates/': function not implemented ... and now nothing > > > > I've also experienced a strange problem with the latest libc6, and a friend > > emailed me privately about a problem that's almost identicle to yours. > > > > I believe that the latest libc6 package is stuffed. > > > > If you use dpkg -i to install the old version it should work... -- Martijn van Oosterhout <email@example.com> http://svana.org/kleptog/ > Support bacteria! They're the only culture some people have.
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