Solved

Upgrade from libc5 to libc6 in Debian 1.3.1

Posted on 1998-10-25
1
296 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I want to know which file exactly i must down load and in wich order must be installed.
I suposse when i install libc6 the programs linked with libc5 should work, but i could use compiled with libc6 too, isn't it?
0
Comment
Question by:juanlz
1 Comment
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
Resonance earned 100 total points
ID: 1631241
There are two ways to do this.  The easy way is to download the apt package (and you may need a newer version of dpkg for it) and let it do this for you.

ftp://ftp.debian.org/pub/debian/hamm/upgrade-i386/apt_0.1.4.bo_i386.deb

ftp://ftp.debian.org/pub/debian/hamm/upgrade-i386/dpkg_1.4.0.8.deb

Install those packages, edit /etc/apt/sources.list to point to ftp.debian.org for stable (or unstable, if you're feeling adventurous), and tell it:

apt-get update (be prepared to wait a while if you have a slow connection)

apt-get -s install libc6 locales timezones (the -s means simulate)

*look carefully at the result*  I haven't seen apt make a mistake yet, but it can potentially do something stupid like saying that it needs to remove libc or something like that.  It will however tell you.

If everything looks okay, run:

apt-get install libc6 locales timezones (and be prepared to wait a good long time on a slow connection :)

Apt will then automagically determine which files you need, and in which order.


IF YOU ABSOLUTELY FEEL that you have to do this the hard way, you need to go read the file at

 http://www.gate.net/~storm/FAQ/libc5-libc6-Mini-HOWTO.txt

Since there are many issues involved with upgrading by hand that would be too long to write here.  

0

Featured Post

Backup Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Backup all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Currently, there is not an RPM package available under the RHEL/Fedora/CentOS distributions that gives you a quick and easy way to allow PHP to interface with Oracle. As a result, I have included a set of instructions on how to do this with minimal …
Little introduction about CP: CP is a command on linux that use to copy files and folder from one location to another location. Example usage of CP as follow: cp /myfoder /pathto/destination/folder/ cp abc.tar.gz /pathto/destination/folder/ab…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now