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Re: Bug#425799 closed by Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org> (reply to daniel@debian.org) (Re: libc6-i386 tries to overwrite /lib32 symlink made by ncurses)

reopen 425799
reassign 425799 libc6-i386
thanks homeboy

On Thu, May 24, 2007 at 06:51:10AM +0000, Daniel Baumann wrote:
> This was fixed as of ncurses 5.6-3.

I understand, but this happened in an upgrade situation wherein:

libc6-i386 was scheduled to be upgraded to 2.5-9
lib32ncurses5 was scheduled to be upgraded to 5.6-3

Because of how apt makes decisions I assume it chose to upgrade libc6-i386
first, which is perfectly reasonable. We can't assume people will always
get lib32ncurses5 in first.

There are two ways to fix this.
1) Make libc6-i386 depend on lib32ncurses5. This is stupid.
2) Make libc6-i386 Replaces: lib32ncurses5. This should allow for smooth
This is to say that the fix can't be accomplished on the ncurses end.
The damage has already been done from 5.6-1 and libc6-i386 must clean

I understand that this won't be an issue in the coming months since
people will never see these two releases, but it's all about doing
things right.

Thanks and please don't close the bug again without further discussion.

Joshua Kwan

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