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Re: apt-get lockdown

On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 06:08:49PM +0300, Chavdar Videff wrote:
> Dear List,
> Following the security advisories, I tried to upgrade several packages on my 
> PC running Debian Sid. I did it with apt-get. I presume some of them are 
> related to an upgrade of glibc, for after download I got the following error:
> Do you want to upgrade glibc now? [Y/n] y
> WARNING: Your kernel version indicates a revision number
> of 255 or greater. Glibc has a number of built in
> assumptions that this revision number is less than 255.
> If you've built your own kernel, please make sure that any
> custom version numbers are appended to the upstream
> kernel number with a dash or some other delimiter.
> dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.3.5-6_i386.deb 
> (--unpack):
>  subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.3.5-6_i386.deb
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> What can I do to repair things? The kernel is my own compilation, named:
> kernel-image-2.4.275-lartc-tun_10.00.Custom_i386.deb.
> In Makefile of the kernel source I have the following:
 change "EXTRAVERSION = 5" to "EXTRAVERSION = -5" and recompile your
 kernel. I think that should do although there might be an even easier
 way to trick glibc to believe that the sublevel version of the kernel
 is 27 instead of 255.


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