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Re: Why can't I reinstall locales?

> On 2010-03-31 16:50, Ernie Dunbar wrote:
>> So today, Debsecan warns me about this issue:
>> CVE-2010-0015 nis/nss_nis/nis-pwd.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc...
>>   <http://security-tracker.debian.net/tracker/CVE-2010-0015>
>>   - locales, libc6 (remotely exploitable, medium urgency)
>> And I figure, it's a good time to upgrade locales. Apt-get upgrade doesn't
>> think this needs to be upgraded, so I manually remove it and then try
to reinstall it.
>> Except it doesn't reinstall - I just get this error:
>> # apt-get install locales
>> Reading package lists... Done
>> Building dependency tree
>> Reading state information... Done
>> Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or
been moved out of Incoming.
>> The following information may help to resolve the situation:
>> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>>   locales: Depends: glibc-2.7-1
>> E: Broken packages
>> Apparently, glibc-2.7-1 is a dummy package, one which I can't install.
>> What do I do about this? I have perl scripts complaining loudly about the
>> lack of Locale.
> Stable?
> For as long as I can remember, though, package containing "the C
library" has been named libc6.

It's been in Lenny since Lenny came out, but not always that way. The
thing that's the problem is this a "requirement" of the locales package.
It seems entirely pointless.

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