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Old 10-27-2004, 04:20 AM   #1
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libc6 out of date

I was installing a package but it failed. The error message said the package needed libc6 2.3.2os1-4 or greater to run but, the version I have is 2.2.5-6. I was browsing Debians package list and found

Package libc6

* unstable (base): GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone data
2.3.2.ds1-18: arm hppa i386 m68k mips mipsel powerpc s390 sparc

My question this what I need and if it is how do I go about installing it? I'm running Debian unstable on kernel 2.4.x. Just installed it two nights ago so I'm a complete n00b :-/

Any and all help appreciated, thanks...
Old 10-27-2004, 07:39 AM   #2
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This is a base system library.
if you upgrade it, you would need to recompile every program that is linked to it (depends on it)

whoever compiled the package you are trying to install was running a bleeding edge distro running the new glibc.

the best solution would be to install the package by compiling it from source code, this will link the program to the version of glibc you currently have installed.


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