I do get the following message from dpkg:
/tmp/debian>dpkg --install --auto-deconfigure libc5-dev_5.4.7-6.deb
(Reading database ... 25826 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace libc5-dev 5.4.7-6 (using libc5-dev_5.4.7-6.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement libc5-dev ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libc5-dev:
libc5-dev depends on libc5 (= 5.4.7-6); however:
Version of libc5 on system is 5.4.7-7.
dpkg: error processing libc5-dev (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
I do think that dpkg should not complain about having a more recent
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