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Bug#779294: /usr/bin/python: /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.15' not found (required by /usr/bin/python)

Control: reassign -1 apt,python2.7,libc6
Control: tags -1 jessie

[putting the apt maintainers into the loop, perhaps they can tell us why
this is happening]

On 2015-02-26 18:33, Matthias Klose wrote:
> On 02/26/2015 06:01 PM, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
>> during a test with piuparts I noticed a failure to upgrade from 'wheezy'.
>> I'm not exactly sure which package to blame.
>> This happened on i386, I cannot reproduce it on amd64.
>> The package being tested was lsb-desktop, but it can probably show up
>> elsewhere as well.
>> >From the attached log (scroll to the bottom...):
>>   (Reading database ... 18847 files and directories currently installed.)
>>   Preparing to replace libpython2.7 2.7.3-6+deb7u2 (using .../libpython2.7_2.7.8-11_i386.deb) ...
>>   Unpacking replacement libpython2.7:i386 ...
>>   Preparing to replace python2.7 2.7.3-6+deb7u2 (using .../python2.7_2.7.8-11_i386.deb) ...
>>   Unpacking replacement python2.7 ...
>>   Preparing to replace python2.7-minimal 2.7.3-6+deb7u2 (using .../python2.7-minimal_2.7.8-11_i386.deb) ...
>>   Unpacking replacement python2.7-minimal ...
>>   dpkg: warning: unable to delete old directory '/etc/python2.7': Directory not empty
>>   Selecting previously unselected package libpython2.7-minimal:i386.
>>   Unpacking libpython2.7-minimal:i386 (from .../libpython2.7-minimal_2.7.8-11_i386.deb) ...
>>   Preparing to replace debconf 1.5.49 (using .../debconf_1.5.55_all.deb) ...
>>   /usr/bin/python: /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.15' not found (required by /usr/bin/python)
>>   dpkg: warning: subprocess old pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
>>   dpkg: trying script from the new package instead ...
>>   /usr/bin/python: /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.15' not found (required by /usr/bin/python)
>>   dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/debconf_1.5.55_all.deb (--unpack):
>>    subprocess new pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
>>   /usr/bin/python: /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.15' not found (required by /usr/bin/python)
>>   dpkg: error while cleaning up:
>>    subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
>>   Processing triggers for man-db ...
>>   Errors were encountered while processing:
>>    /var/cache/apt/archives/debconf_1.5.55_all.deb
>> This looks a bit like python was unpacked before the new glibc.
> debconf calls pycompile (and python).  It looks like this kind of thing can
> happen with any binary which needs the new glibc, and in this case it hits python.

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