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Re: 1.1 upg & libc - long



In article <m0uGMSQ-000DPsC@orion.apana.org.au>,
Craig Miller <cam@orion.apana.org.au> wrote:
>
>Over the last few days, I have upgraded a (work) machine from
>0.93r6 to 1.1 beta using Dale Scheetz's manual dpkg instructions.
>All went smoothly except for libc4. I upgraded dpkg from aout to
>elf & tried again with the results below. Any ideas ?
>thanks
>cm
>linux96:/home/debian# dpkg -i --force-conflicts unstable/devel/libc4-4.6.27-14.deb
>dpkg: considering removing libc in favour of libc4 ...
>libc is not properly installed - ignoring any dependencies on it.
>dpkg: yes, will remove libc in favour of libc4.
>(Reading database ... 13471 files and directories currently installed.)
>Unpacking libc4 (from unstable/devel/libc4-4.6.27-14.deb) ...
>ln: libc.so.4.6.27.save: No such file or directory
>ln: libm.so.4.6.27.save: No such file or directory
>ln: libcurses.so.0.1.2.save: No such file or directory
>ln: libdb.so.1.85.1.save: No such file or directory
>rm: linux: is a directory
>dpkg: error processing unstable/devel/libc4-4.6.27-14.deb (--install):
> subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 1

That was a bug in libc4-4.6.27-14. It was fixed in the -15 version
(and up ofcourse) and that is what should be on the FTP sites. If
it is not, your mirror lags behind. What is also possible is that
more than one version is present - dpkg tries to install them in
the order it finds them, I think. Delete all but the newest versions
of any .deb file you have.

Mike.
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