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Re: Crash in fork.c on everything = install hosed

Paul Scott wrote:

Malcolm Box wrote:
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Near as I can tell, this is an assertion somewhere in the bowels of libc - a nasty place for things to go wrong. The error seems to be affecting anything trying to do certain type of fork() operations. Among others, it has taken out apt-get and dpkg :-(

I just posted the same thing two days ago.

Thanks to Jacob Lell.  Bug 218546.
It's fixed in the latest libc6.

OK, that looks like it might fix things. But can anyone tell me how to get the new version onto my machine given that both dpkg & apt-get don't work at the moment? Is there some way to manually unpack the files from the .deb into the right places?


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