Wrong version of libc6 when installing mainline kernel

Luis R. Rodriguez mcgrof at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 17:09:58 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 10:02 AM, mercado<python.dev.9 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am attempting to install the 2.6.27 mainline kernel as per the
> instructions at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/MainlineBuilds.
> However, when I go to install the
> linux-headers-2.6.27-02062710-generic package using dpkg, I get the
> following error message:
> dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of
> linux-headers-2.6.27-02062710-generic:
>  linux-headers-2.6.27-02062710-generic depends on libc6 (>=2.8); however:
>  Version of libc6 on system is 2.8~20080505-0ubuntu9.
> Can anyone help me with this error?  I'm assuming that my version of
> libc6 is adequate, and what I need is for dpkg to recognize that it
> meets the dependency requirement.
> Thanks in advance.

Why do kernel headers depend on libc anyway?


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