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
: 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:
: Can I just force it? Will that cause problems later?
No. Yes. DON'T force it. Instead, go get the libc5 that Scott Ellis
has at ftp://ftp.gate.net/pub/users/storm . That libc5 does not
conflict with libc6 and will allow you to complete the upgrade.
This is mentioned in the HOWTO, btw. The HOWTO may be found at
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