ldconfig problem

Kirk Reiser kirk at braille.uwo.ca
Tue Oct 23 07:46:21 EDT 2007

I'm never quite sure with this particular error why it crops up but
I've seen it a lot on debian and to a lesser extent ubuntu.  The down
and dirty approach in this case is to rm the package.postinst script.
There are a few scripts which get run prior to and after installing a
new package to make sure the permissions are correct, the directories
are empty or removed or who knows what else..  The dpkg system is
suppose to notice when one of the scripts is modified or changed for
some new improved reason but occasionally it fumbles and doesn't
notice.  If you remove the offending file by hand then the package
installation system is forced to replace the file with the one in the
.deb file.  So for the sake of information because you've probably
already done something more drastic try these two commands:

rm /var/lib/info/libc6.postinst
apt-get -f install

Now with the libc6 package it is a more dangerous process because if
something goes wrong you absolutely cannot operate without libc6 but
this is a script which is being run after the basic installation is
complete so if it were to destroy your system it would probably have
already trashed it.

In anyevent good luck.


Kirk Reiser				The Computer Braille Facility
e-mail: kirk at braille.uwo.ca		University of Western Ontario
phone: (519) 661-3061

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