libc borked

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Thu Mar 13 18:12:44 UTC 2008

On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 11:20:22PM -0400, Cory K. wrote:
> Thanx to the genius who let the libc update through and rendered 3
> systems unbootable here. I look forward to your visit to my home to fix
> them.

I've posted a message to ubuntu-devel-announce with full workaround
instructions, which you should be able to apply to your broken systems
given at most a Hardy desktop CD; in some circumstances you may be able
to do it without that.

This was, of course, treated as absolute top priority for the members of
the Ubuntu team involved in the cleanup process. I don't think it's
productive to point fingers, as there were various failings involved.
We're doing a full analysis of the incident and I expect that we'll make
some changes as a result.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

More information about the Ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing list