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libstdc++ : __register_frame_info (Repost)


If you are getting the error

/usr/lib/libstdc++-libc6.0-1.so.2: undefined symbol: __register_frame_info

after upgrading to slink, please go through the mail below.  Mitch's 
solution worked for me.  This issue may be irrelevent when the new
stuff shows up on the servers.

This is just a repost; I have little other info.


-- Ghane

>From mblevin@debian.org Tue Dec  1 10:05:41 1998
>Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 00:51:06 -0500
>From: Mitch Blevins <mblevin@debian.org>
To: Sanjeev Gupta <ghane@arjun.eurolink.stpn.soft.net>
Subject: Re: Upgraded to unstable, now unstable

Sanjeev Gupta wrote:
> Folks,
> Have used Debian for critical office uses for over two years now.  And
> last saturday, being in Office, decided to upgrade from hamm to slink.
> (Please do not shoot yet).
> Near the end, I started getting:
> update-menus: error in loading shared libraries
> /usr/lib/libstdc++-libc6.0-1.so.2: undefined symbol: __register_frame_info
> Hmmm.  No problem, will right it self, I thought.  The same sort of
> library problems had occured when upgrading my Debian/Sparc installtion.
> But no way.  Many tools have stopped working (groff, etc); and to top it
> all, apt-get and dselect too.  So no hope of the next day's updates on
> slink righting matters.
> [snip]

There is another way to do this that I've seen bouncing around,
but I don't have the link to it yet.

Downgrade your dpkg to and upgrade your libstdc++ if it
hasn't been already.  Make sure apt is at 0.1.9.

You can get a tarball of all these debs from

dpkg should still work, although dselect and apt are hosed.
After installing the files above, both dselect and apt should work.
Other packages may still have problems with the __register_frame_info
problem, but they are being recompiled and uploaded so they should
work themselves onto your mirror after a few days.

Hope this helps,

Sanjeev "Ghane" Gupta			Tel: +91(11) 6941831, 6946619
Eurolink Systems Ltd			Fax: +91(11) 6943732
New Delhi, India		      email: ghane@eurolink.stpn.soft.net
          Eurolink doesn't pay me to speak for it, so I don't
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