Bug#324795: libc6 in stable broken on arm4vl
severity 324795 normal
tags 324795 moreinfo
At Wed, 24 Aug 2005 09:11:30 -0400,
Rob Warren wrote:
> I was upgrading from woody to sarge when apt-get choked on upgrading
> libc6 from 2.2.5-11.8 to 2.3.2.ds1-22 with a message along the lines of
> 'can't seek in file xxxxxx'. dmesg would report 'Bad number of
> arguments for llseek()' (paraphrasing) every so often. It was
> impossible to reserve the package install.
Weird. Grep told me that dmesg (kernel 2.2.19) and glibc should not
warn such kind of messages.
> >> Linux jill 2.2.19 #1 Tue Dec 25 13:58:22 GMT 2001 armv4l unknown
> > This kernel is not the standard debian supported kernel - it seems a
> > bit old. Can you try newer kernel with glibc 2.3.2.ds1-22?
> 2.2.19 is the last kernel that I've run without problems; the machine
> had an uptime of 221 days when I tried to upgrade.
Uptime is not important information for this kind of userland issue.
> Getting someone to access the machine is non-trivial and is going to
> require shipping the computer.
> I won't be able to try anything for a few weeks until I get access to
> the machine.
If so, we can't track down any more too - please send us the detailed
information if you have an access for that machine.