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Re: i need ia32-libs. What to do?

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 09:43:42 +0200, ludovico van wrote:
> Hi,
> currently ia32-libs is uninstallable in sid due to this:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=533362
> unfortunately i upgraded without noticing it would have removed
> ia32-libs, and i need that package for some 32bit-only closed source
> software.
> Does anyone know when the transition will finish?
> How can i revert to the old packages? snapshot.debian.net doesn't have
> any recent package (why?)...

AFAIK, it ran out of space a while ago.

> I have old packages in my cache, and i'm trying downgrading using
> dpkg, but i'm lost with the dependecies...

You can try to use apt-move to convert the cache of packages into a
local archive structure and add this archive to your sources.list. Your
package manager might then be able to carry out the necessary downgrades
and resolve the dependencies (a bit of manual prodding and fixing will
probably still be necessary). This will only work if all old
dependencies are available in your cache, of course.

You could also try to downgrade all libc6-related packages to the
versions in testing.

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