Debian & apt-get & libc6 & ERROR - MD5Sum ... eh?!?

Debian & apt-get & libc6 & ERROR - MD5Sum ... eh?!?

Post by s. keeli » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



I'm trying to upgrade my desktop box from 2.0 to 2.1r4.  My
/etc/apt/sources.list:

   deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
   deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable non-US
   deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian dists/proposed-updates/

I did "apt-get update" then "apt-get upgrade, and after a long night
of downloading I'm left with:

...
Get http://http.us.debian.org stable/non-free xautolock [23.6k]
Fetched 56.8M in 7h19m17s (2156 b/s)
ERROR http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/  \
        binary-i386/base/libc6_2.0.7.19991211-6.deb
Incorrect MD5Sum

So, what's the next step from here?  Manually apt-get libc6?

I've also quite a few packages held back (lyx slsc python-misc
mh gs xlib6 ...).  Do I also just start manually apt-get-ting them as
well, or do I need to back up and fix something first?

Feel free to point me at apt related howtos, etc.  Thanks.

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Debian & apt-get & libc6 & ERROR - MD5Sum ... eh?!?

Post by Colin Wats » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00




>I'm trying to upgrade my desktop box from 2.0 to 2.1r4.  My
>/etc/apt/sources.list:

>   deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
>   deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable non-US
>   deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian dists/proposed-updates/

>I did "apt-get update" then "apt-get upgrade,

You probably want 'apt-get dist-upgrade' here; 'upgrade' isn't designed
to handle dependencies changing as package versions change.

Quote:>Get http://http.us.debian.org stable/non-free xautolock [23.6k]
>Fetched 56.8M in 7h19m17s (2156 b/s)
>ERROR http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/  \
>    binary-i386/base/libc6_2.0.7.19991211-6.deb
>Incorrect MD5Sum

Odd; you might want to try a different mirror if the above doesn't fix
it. http://www.debian.org/ should have a list of mirrors somewhere.

HTH,

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Debian & apt-get & libc6 & ERROR - MD5Sum ... eh?!?

Post by s. keeli » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00





> >I'm trying to upgrade my desktop box from 2.0 to 2.1r4.  My
> >/etc/apt/sources.list:

> >   deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
> >   deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable non-US
> >   deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian dists/proposed-updates/

> >I did "apt-get update" then "apt-get upgrade,

> You probably want 'apt-get dist-upgrade' here; 'upgrade' isn't designed
> to handle dependencies changing as package versions change.

You were right.  This fixed it.

Quote:> >Get http://http.us.debian.org stable/non-free xautolock [23.6k]
> >Fetched 56.8M in 7h19m17s (2156 b/s)
> >ERROR http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/  \
> >       binary-i386/base/libc6_2.0.7.19991211-6.deb
> >Incorrect MD5Sum

> Odd; you might want to try a different mirror if the above doesn't fix
> it. http://www.debian.org/ should have a list of mirrors somewhere.

I assume it was an extraneous error.  Again using the above sources.list,
apt-get appears to have recovered.  Both my desktop and laptop have
survived the process, with no loss of functionality.  :-)

Try that Slackware!  If I was into Gnome or KDE, this might be a
different story ...

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Debian & apt-get & libc6 & ERROR - MD5Sum ... eh?!?

Post by Michael Per » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



Quote:>I'm trying to upgrade my desktop box from 2.0 to 2.1r4.  My
>/etc/apt/sources.list:

>   deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
>   deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable non-US
>   deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian dists/proposed-updates/

>I did "apt-get update" then "apt-get upgrade, and after a long night
>of downloading I'm left with:

>...
>Get http://http.us.debian.org stable/non-free xautolock [23.6k]
>Fetched 56.8M in 7h19m17s (2156 b/s)
>ERROR http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/  \
>    binary-i386/base/libc6_2.0.7.19991211-6.deb
>Incorrect MD5Sum

>So, what's the next step from here?  Manually apt-get libc6?

>I've also quite a few packages held back (lyx slsc python-misc
>mh gs xlib6 ...).  Do I also just start manually apt-get-ting them as
>well, or do I need to back up and fix something first?

>Feel free to point me at apt related howtos, etc.  Thanks.

The way I understand this right now is that there is an issue with the libc6
stuff and people are discouraged from doing apt-get dist-upgrades.  If you
want to see the content of the issues, search on the topic at the mailing
list archive site.  YOu may want to manually select the devel mailing list.
I am holding off until some clear announcement is done on this issue because
it has the potential of seriously damaging your system.

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Debian & apt-get & libc6 & ERROR - MD5Sum ... eh?!?

Post by Paul Kimo » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00




>> I'm trying to upgrade my desktop box from 2.0 to 2.1r4.  My
>> /etc/apt/sources.list:

>>   deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
>>   deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable non-US
>>   deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian dists/proposed-updates/

>> I did "apt-get update" then "apt-get upgrade [...]
>> ERROR http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/  \
>>        binary-i386/base/libc6_2.0.7.19991211-6.deb
>> Incorrect MD5Sum

This means that this .deb file was corrupted during downloading.  You can
just try again.  All of the properly downloaded files should be cached
somewhere like /var/cache/apt/archives.

Quote:>> So, what's the next step from here?  Manually apt-get libc6?
> The way I understand this right now is that there is an issue with the libc6
> stuff and people are discouraged from doing apt-get dist-upgrades.

Well, (1) that was _this_ week, not 16 January, (2) that was the frozen
(2.2-to-be) distribution (with glibc 2.1.2), not 2.1r4 (with glibc 2.0.7),
and (3) it may be possible to figure out how to get around this apt-get(8)
problem by looking at the output of "apt-get -s dist-upgrade" first.  (On
my system that was to do "apt-get install locales" first; this removes but
provides "gconv-modules".)

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