[LM19.1] How to install libc6 >= 2.28?

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Enkidu
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[LM19.1] How to install libc6 >= 2.28?

Post by Enkidu » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:35 pm

Hi,

I just set up a new system using LM19.1 cinnamon and did all updates.

Now while an installation, I get a dependency problem that I need to install libc6 >= 2.28. Installed is only 2.27.

How can I upgrade to 2.28? Tnx!


I was not able to google where to get it from and how to install it... :(


Tnx in advance,
Enkidu
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Re: [LM19.1] How to install libc6 >= 2.28?

Post by jimallyn » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:25 am

Just curious, what program were you trying to install that requires libc6>= 2.28? Is it a program from the standard Mint repositories?
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Re: [LM19.1] How to install libc6 >= 2.28?

Post by Hoser Rob » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:50 am

I'd actually assume you're trying to install something via ppa that wants a newer version of libc6.

WHat is it, and just HOW badly do you need a newer version via ppa? Because libc6 is a dependency for a ridiculous amount of the software you already have instaled and installing a newer version is going to seriously break your OS. The reason is that backwards compatibility in Linux, unlike in Windows, is almost non existent.

Linux newbies are usually advised to avoid ppas unless ABSOLUTELY necessary, and just wanting the newest version of everything is not considered a valid reason. This sort of thing is why. I have very, very few ppa sources and none wanted to remove anything. If they had I woiuild have aborted the install.

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Re: [LM19.1] How to install libc6 >= 2.28?

Post by Enkidu » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:26 pm

Sorry, solved my problem. I used the wrong repo. :(


Cheers,
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