Re: Unable to complete upgrade to libc6 development
On Thu, 6 Nov 1997, Howard S. Ostrowsky wrote:
> Hi again:
> In my previous communication I described some of the problems I am
> having in taking the "next step" after adding the libc6 libraries etc
> to my Debain box: how to go on to configure the system to do
> development (i.e., gcc, g++, g77 work) using libc6. Whereas the
> first step is very clearly described in the HOWTO, the second
> step is not. I tried hard to figure out how to switch from libc5
> development to libc6 development, but was unable to make it work.
> The problem is that the HOWTO says to remove all old *-dev packages
> before installing the new *-dev packages, but dpkg didn't let me
> do this! Since very many other packages depended on the libc5
> *-dev stuff, I couldn't remove them without practically gutting
> my system. In the end, I tried to do this very thing, but
> apparently failed. Now I can't do libc5 nor libc6 development!
> Is there any place I can go to find a step-by-step description
> of how to do the conversion I am seeking? I suspect that other
> people on this list may be having or have had this problem, and
> would be interested in the answer. If I get a clear answer,
> I'll summarize for the group.
Use dselect to purge the *-dev packages. It will (suggest to) unselect
packages that depend on the packages you selected for purging.
Learn to use its keys and then use dselect. It is very powerful.
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