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Re: Q's about upgrading to hamm

On Fri, 5 Dec 1997, Christopher Jason Morrone wrote:

> Ok, I'd like to upgrade to hamm, because there are some things there that
> I need.  I'm following the libc5 to libc6 howto, but I've got a couple
> questions/comments.
> The first conflict arose when I tried to install the second package,
> libc6_2.0.5c-0.1 .  It conflicted with the pthreads package.  No biggy, I
> just got rid of the threads.
> Then I tried again and got this:
> Selecting previously deselected package libc6.
> dpkg: regarding libc6_2.0.5c-0.1.deb containing libc6:
>  libc5 conflicts with libc6
>   libc6 (version 2.0.5c-0.1) is to be installed.
> dpkg: error processing libc6_2.0.5c-0.1.deb (--install):
>  conflicting packages - not installing libc6
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  libc6_2.0.5c-0.1.deb
> Can I just force it?  Will that cause problems later?
   I recently did this upgrade myself and ran into the same conflict. I
went ahead and forced it, and there didn't seem to be any adverse effects
in doing so. I did notice there was a newer version of libc5 in the hamm
directories, which made some reference of being better behaved in a libc6
environment so it _may_ be possible to upgrade to that new libc5 package
first and then put libc6 on. Doing so doesn't seem to be a necessity,
however, since my machine seemed to do fine just by forcing.


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