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Re: Bug#313042: upgrade to sarge hits bug 278417 : release notes should recommend PERL_DL_NONLAZY=1 workaround

Dear Release team,

Do you have experience with this bug, and do you think a work-around
should be mentionned in the release notes ?


On Sat, Jun 11, 2005 at 01:26:27PM +0100, pmaydell@chiark.greenend.org.uk wrote:
> When upgrading my woody system to sarge (following the procedure
> recommended by the release notes) it fell over like this:
> [...]
> Selecting previously deselected package libxft2.
> Unpacking libxft2 (from .../libxft2_2.1.7-1_i386.deb) ...
> Selecting previously deselected package libxi6.
> Unpacking libxi6 (from .../libxi6_4.3.0.dfsg.1-14_i386.deb) ...
> Selecting previously deselected package libxt6.
> Unpacking libxt6 (from .../libxt6_4.3.0.dfsg.1-14_i386.deb) ...
> /usr/bin/perl: relocation error: /usr/lib/perl5/auto/Text/Iconv/Iconv.so: undefined symbol: Perl_Gthr_key_ptr
> dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libxt6_4.3.0.dfsg.1-14_i386.deb (--unpack):
>  subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 127
> [...]
> and then of course everything else in that dpkg run that was
> depending on libxt6 failed to configure either.
> Judging from the archives this is bug 278417. It doesn't seem to be easy to
> just install the fixed version of debconf early because it has all sorts of
> dependencies, so I think the easiest thing is probably to use the workaround
> suggested in that bug of setting PERL_DL_NONLAZY=1 when running aptitude. It
> worked for me, anyway. Since that bug has been closed and archived I'm
> filing this bug to say that you need to update the release notes.

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