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Re: Why can't I reinstall locales? [SOLVED]



For future reference, the solution to this problem is to manually download
the .deb file from the Debian website, then force the install like this:

dpkg -i --force-depends locales_2.7-18lenny2_all.deb

This works without issue because the package dependency 'glibc-2.7-1' is a
dummy package, and the real package that locales really requires is
already installed, but the installer doesn't know this.

This issue may also exist because of a system that was upgraded (this
system used to run Etch) or one that is in limbo between Testing and
Stable (which may be the case here, but I can't recall).

> Also:
>
> libc6 is already the newest version.
>
> Says apt-get install.
>
>> 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.
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