Re: Bug#428655: marked as done (libc6: preinst check makes upgrading old libc6 versions impossible)
On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 11:18:04AM +0000, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> For user that lived up to here with a 2.4 kernel (wow!) then the "fix"
> is to install etch's 2.6 kernel, then to upgrade to unstable/lenny.
> This is the standard upgrade path, and it will work.
Maybe I am repeating myself here, but I don't find this very obvious for
people who always ran testing, for example, and decided they must stay
with 2.4 for some foolish reason. That they should now add stable to
their sources.list isn't their obvious solution if I put myself into
their head (cf. rather disabling the libc6 preinst check), so I really
suggest we add this solution ("install the Debian 4.0 stable 2.6 kernel
image" or something) as a suggestion to the libc6 preinst error, or at
least a pointer towards it.