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Thread: Problems with libc6 update

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    Problems with libc6 update

    I have been trying to update my system for a few days now. Total failure.
    Here is the message I get:
    A copy of the C library was found in an unexpected directory:
    It is not safe to upgrade the C library in this situation;
    please remove that copy of the C library or get it out of
    '/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu' and try again.

    dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.17-0ubuntu5_amd64.deb (--unpack):
    subprocess new pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    Because of this error no updates are posssible.
    Is anyone else seeing this?
    What is the workaround?
    Have filed a bug report but nothing yet.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Williams Lake
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Problems with libc6 update

    Have you checked to see if /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ exists, and removed it if it does, like the error message suggested?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    Re: Problems with libc6 update

    Yep I have removed it several times along with the -tmp file.
    As soon as I try to update it is back. Not shure how to permanetly remove those files.
    I still think this is a system problem and need a proper fix

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    Re: Problems with libc6 update

    My memory has failed. I thought that there was a feature in synaptic to allow pinning a pariticuar item and it will not be updated.
    I have just forgotten the steps for pinning. I think then the rest of the update would be ok.
    Need a few suggestions here.
    We are so close to release I just wonder what is going on with updates right now.
    I will just run with the ver 17 kernel for now and let it go at that.
    I will just abandon raring soon and move on.


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