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libc6 broken?

Postby runt » Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:19 pm

did an apt-get update and upgrade today and i got an error about libc6. did an apt-get check and then -f install and got the stuff below. do i need to re-install (again)?

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shaun@boxen-i ~ $ sudo apt-get check
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  libgcc1: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7-1) but it is not installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.
shaun@boxen-i ~ $ sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies...
The following extra packages will be installed:
Suggested packages:
  locales glibc-doc libc6-i686
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.

Need to get 0B/4308kB of archives.
After this operation, 10.7MB of additional disk space will be used.
E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed?
debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: Bad file descriptor
(Reading database ... 30 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libc6 (from .../libc6_2.7-10ubuntu3_i386.deb) ...

A non-dpkg owned copy of the libc6-i686 package was found.
It is not safe to upgrade the C library in this situation;
please remove that copy of the C library and try again.
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.7-10ubuntu3_i386.deb (--unpack):
 subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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Re: libc6 broken?

Postby Phosgene » Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:52 pm

Have you tried:

sudo apt-get install libc6


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Re: libc6 broken?

Postby erginemr » Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:47 pm

Also flushing the cache before the installation might help:

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sudo apt-get clean

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