Package configuration blocked by double free error
Below I am re-posting part of a message from the archives because it
exactly describes my problem. I have done a google search and have found
this problem in debian and other distributions and have found bugs filed
but have found no solutions. It was suggested on another list that I set
MALLOC_CHECK TO 0 but this did not help. while my system remains
functional at this point, I can not upgrade and many packages are either
not upgraded or show as neither fully installed or uninstalled. I really
don't want to have to re-install so if anybody knows the solution to this,
PLEASE POST it.
Partial Quoted message from August archives:
Every time an install or upgrade attempts to configure I get this error:
*** glibc detected *** double free or corruption (!prev): 0x089a79c8 ***
The problems this is causing are rapidly spreading. debconf in now not
installed properly, most installs don't configure for that reason alone.
I suspect the problem arises from the fact that I've pulled some
unstable packages, in particular glibc, into my mostly testing system.