Re: Circular Dependency libc6 and kernel-image-xx
Alrite, so how do I install 2.4.27-sparc32-smp kernel image that needs
an initrd image made? Debian's mkinitrd package requires libc6, which
requires the new kernel. Can I download a initrd.img from somewhere and
throw it in my /boot?
--- Le grand pinguin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 06:56:15PM +0900, GOTO Masanori wrote:
> > At Sun, 14 Nov 2004 22:20:34 -0800 (PST),
> > Ian wrote:
> > > I am trying to upgrade my sarge Debian install's kernel image,
> > > whenever I try, I experience a circular dependency between the
> > > and the kernel. Libc6 requires kernel > 2.4.21, and kernel>2.4.21
> > > requires libc6.
> > >
> > > This is the same problem as the one described by Bob Tanner in
> > > http://lists.debian.org/debian-sparc/2004/01/msg00136.html . The
> > > solution he gave for his system did not work with mine, though.
> > > other ideas?
> > It's not circular dependency. You need to update your kernel
> > installing libc6 package.
> Cute ;-) You obviously never tried (see my previous posts to this
> Newer kernels depend on newer kernel tools (modutils, intrd-tools
> and _these_do_ depend on newer versions of libc6. I had to use 'ar'
> then a bold tar extraction and dpkg with '--force-depends' to break
> circle - nothing for the faint of heart.
> BTW, i did a clean install of woody and then a 'dist-upgrade' to
> Shouldn't that work without first having to manually install a newer
> And, as a second question: the libc6 package seems to look at the
> of the kernel during it's installation (not by means of 'Depends' in
> the control file). This is deadly since apt can't track this (and,
> worse, by the time the install of libc6 runs a lot of other stuff got
> allready, so when dist-upgrade fails the system isn't in a 'stable'
> state any more).
> Ralf Matttes
> > Regards,
> > -- gotom
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