Etch migration

Marco Cabizza mc at
Tue Apr 4 15:01:38 BST 2006

Il giorno mar, 04/04/2006 alle 15.24 +0900, Kai Hendry ha scritto:
> On 2006-04-04T07:40+0200 Marco Cabizza wrote:
> > > Perhaps if I upgraded etch to unstable? Then switched to dapper?
> > Still not great. The problem hides at the basement, and it's called
> > libc6. The base C library is the source for (in)compatibility for most
> > packages of the base system. Moreover - I'm a Debian user - whenever I
> > have to port debs from Ubuntu to Debian I have to patch them because
> > Ubuntu started integrating Launchpad, say, for GNOME packages, and maybe
> > other X.Y-0ubuntuZ dependencies which break with Debian.
> This is interesting. Could you please explain the patching process? I
> use Debian as my core system, though I still want to compile / package
> for the Ubuntu platform.
> I don't see how "Launchpad integration with Gnome packages" messes up
> libc6.

It doesn't. They are two separate issues.

The glibc issue is unfixable, AFAIK.

The LPI one is fixed/fixable by removing the patches and dependencies.
Still not a hard work, but one could think that the debs are reusable
without fixes. One's wrong :)

> > And "clean install" is not for losers, a server ubuntu setup may surely
> > help. You don't even have to _totally_ format your partition (I rarely
> > do).
> Where did the sense of humour go here on this list? 
> One of the reasons I like apt is that I don't have to reformat between
> major updates like other operating systems.

Major updates of the same OS are different from major updates
Debian-to-Ubuntu... By the way, I don't mind humor, but lots of people
do :)


P.S.: I'm on the list, please don't Cc: me :)
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