Problem with libc6

Derek Broughton news at
Sat Nov 12 20:22:21 UTC 2005

Dennis Kaarsemaker wrote:

> On za, 2005-11-12 at 11:29 +0100, Dennis Kaarsemaker wrote:
>> On za, 2005-11-12 at 01:02 -0500, Hakim Singhji wrote:
>> > I may have won the Bone-Head of the Year Award for this!
>> Indeed....
> No personal attack intended, really; it's just that I've seen people
> doing this all the time and then the start complaining about Ubuntu
> being broken. This shows quite nice that the smartness of any system is
> limited by the stupidity of the user.
> dpkg -i --force-downgrade libc6....ubuntu.deb usually helps. If it does
> not, don't hesitate to come back for more help - I'd be glad to help
> out.
Further to this, it's _always_ potentially hazardous to install Debian
packages on an Ubuntu system.  Most things will work, but never, ever, use
a non-Ubuntu libc6, or pretty well anything that involves gcc and its

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