I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on my machine, I tried to install a new version of libc6 which I downloaded from here I made that because a new version of libcv depends on it, I thought after installing libcv dependency it will be installed! Here is my /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log file now http://pastebin.com/7YdwKyvr

This error is preventing me from upgrading to saucy, so I need a way to fix it.

  • Err... libc6 is the holy mary of dependencies. I wouldn't even try to upgrade it without using apt-get. BTW, where is the apt.log? – Braiam Dec 11 '13 at 16:38
  • sorry, edited the question. – Wazery Dec 11 '13 at 16:39
  • what an elaborate error report! – Avinash Raj Dec 11 '13 at 16:43

As I said in comments, libc6 is the holy mary of dependencies. With more than 15k reverse dependencies1 I would not try to replace the one I have installed with some other, less mixing saucy with precise packages. If you really want the latest libcv, you have two (three) options:

  1. Upgrade to sacuy (or install saucy in a Virtual Machine)
  2. Backport the library. Note that some build dependencies required by the package are not included in precise, so they should be backported too.

Note 1: you can find out using apt-cache rdepends libc6 | wc -l

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  • This error is preventing me from upgrading to saucy, which is the main intention of my question, can you please guide me how to successfully upgrading? – Wazery Dec 11 '13 at 17:09
  • you shouldn't skip upgrades. You must upgrade to quantal, then raring and then to saucy. askubuntu.com/q/34430/169736 – Braiam Dec 11 '13 at 17:23
  • Here is a screenshot of my package manager which displaying that their is an upgrade option for 12.10 imagebin.org/281861 – Wazery Dec 11 '13 at 17:34
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    @Wazery I would report a bug in that case, as it says in the image. That shouldn't happen. – Braiam Dec 11 '13 at 17:37

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