Nigel Ridley wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Nigel Ridley wrote:
>>> Starting K Display Manager: kdm/usr/bin/kdm: error while loading shared
>>> libraries: /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libresolv.so.2: ELF file version does not
>>> match current one
>>> Any ideas on a fix?
>> Remove libc6-i686 and try again. If that works, then try reinstalling
>> This was a _common_ problem in feisty pre-release, but I've never seen it
>> in stable versions.
> Thanks that did it - I think. My daughter had already successfully
> started the computer and was using it when I came home from work!
> Anyway I did as you suggested and now it starts OK.
btw, this should never happen with gutsy.
The problem occurs (aiui - this is the voice of experience, not that of a
kernel developer!) because you have libc6 and libc6-i686 and the installer
has to update one or the other first - but they both need to be at the same
version! I found it caused so many problems when I was running feisty
pre-release versions that I simply uninstalled libc6-i686 (it only contains
686-optimized versions of functions in libc6) until feisty was officially
Since Gutsy, we now see apt periodically print a message about deferred
libc6 updates, which I believe is intended specifically to prevent this
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