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Re: Problem: libc6 package in frozen damaged?

> Stupid question:
> /var/lib/dpkg/info/libc6.preinst
> comes from the newly extracted package or from the installed libc6
> (2.0.x)?

You mean if the software fails to install completely, is the preinst
script in /v/l/d/i from the new or old package?  Honestly, I don't know
for sure.

> I have this nagging feeling that the script there is not the
> one which is relevant (but perhaps I simply haven't understood the
> mechanism exactly).  Let me explain why:  I have moved the
> libc6.preinst out of the way,  tried installing again and the
> libc6.preinst script never appears in /var/lib/dpkg/info -  the error
> is the same!  Curious to say the least.  It seems to me that perhaps
> we are missing the point.

You can extract the scripts from the package by using ar.  Create a temp
directory, run:

ar -x libc_2.1.3-4_i386.deb
tar -xvzf control.tar.gz

You should get the preinst script from the package.  This is the script
that dpkg should be trying to execute.


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