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Re: libc broken?

On Wed, Sep 17, 2003 at 07:03:45AM +0700, Oki DZ wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 13, 2003 at 03:14:57PM -0300, Raul Montagne wrote:
> > and upgrading "some" libraries, one of the libraries was libc6...
> > and was not completely upgraded....it might be broken giving as a result
> > an useless linux installation....isn't it?
> > In fact, the booting process just freezes!
> Happened to me yesterday. I installed w3m, then apt-get updated libdl, 
> libncurses5, and libc6. But, in my case, the machine could be booted, 
> but bash wouldn't run. In the end, I couldn't get into the shell.
> Makes me wonder why is that so important lib (libc) which was broken got 
> uploaded into the distribution machines.

It's not broken for the glibc maintainers. If it doesn't work for you
you need to help them understand the problem: helping to fix bugs is
part of the implicit contract of using unstable, by my way of thinking.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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