[Aptitude-devel] Bug#462393: aptitude: Internal error on reinstall of libc6 for cpu architecture change

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Fri Feb 7 23:41:34 UTC 2014

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Thanks for the bug report, I am doing some triaging.

The message is not present in current versions of aptitude, so I guess
that the code was reworked in some way and thus this would be quite
difficult to investigate and fix, if not fixed yet by another means.

In general, the method seems to me a bit of a brute-force approach for
converting a system, I don't think that this was ever supposed to be

Nowadays I think that this would be handled with multi-arch, starting
by adding support for it with dpkg.  I think that I saw several guides
or blog posts of converting between arches without much hassle (but
still not straightforward either).

So I don't think that it's very useful to keep this bug open now that
we have more standard approaches for this, and if we don't have any
means to locate the code which failed at that time with that Internal
Error message.

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com>

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