libc6 dependency probl;em in dapper

Derek Broughton news at
Tue Mar 14 15:22:57 UTC 2006

Tony Arnold wrote:

> Derek,
> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> I got bitten, too.
>> dpkg --purge libc6-i686
>> aptitude dist-upgrade
>> aptitude install libc6-i686
>> Remember, you don't ever need libc6-i686, it's just more efficient than
>> using the unoptimized libc6.
> Thsi nearly worked. There seems to be a problem installing locales now!
> See previous post.
bummer!  But getting libc6 working is the really vital part.

> dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/locales_2.3.11_all.deb
> trying to overwrite '/usr/share/i18n/locales/en_AU', which is also in
> package language-pack-en-base

These are easy.  

dpkg --force-overwrite -i /var/cache/apt/archives/locales_2.3.11_all.deb

Then, either don't worry about it, or find out which of those packages is
more recent, and if it's language-pack-en-base, you may want to do the same
with it, to force it back to using the most recent .../locales/en_AU

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