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Pinehead.com: Upgrading libc6 to glibc 2.2 in Debian

May 05, 2001, 14:00 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Gothstone for this link. ]

Problem: Good old Debian only uses glibc2.1, and you have something that needs 2.2. Apt-get insists you have the newest version.

Solution: Tell apt-get to get it from a different, but compatable distribution, namely progeny. Progeny is a new dist of debian, with many new features, including a new version of libc6.

1. Add a line to the top of the /etc/apt/sources.list file: deb http://archive.progeny.com/progeny main contrib
2. Run the command: # apt-get update
3. Run the command: # apt-get upgrade libc6
4. Let it do anything it suggests

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