E: Internal Error, No file name for libc6

Asked by VidiMan

Running Ubuntu 12.04 and this one file has ruined my server.

libc6 is the package which refers to /lib/libc.so.6 as far as I can discover. The package file is 2.15-0ubuntu10.

Cannot run updates or configure the package. There are more than 300 other programs that depend on it so a purge and reinstall are not possible. Anyone have a clue how to fix.

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said :

This is a bug my friend. You are unlucky and you fell to this bug.

But a workaround is available until the bug is fixed..

Visit the bug page and see the #7th comment


Do not forget to hit the "Affects me too" button so the heat go up and bug fixed soon.


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VidiMan (vidibuzz) said :

The "workaround" did nothing to fix my issue with lib6c.

I get "Processing was halted because there were too many errors." when running the --configure command. Nothing fixes the problem. No workaround in site. Anyone have an ideas? I tried all the normal fixes for packages.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy lkbc6


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VidiMan (vidibuzz) said :

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux 47981 3.2.0-29-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 27 17:03:23 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
N: Unable to locate package lkbc6

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VidiMan (vidibuzz) said :

When I ran :
dpkg --configure -a

it said there were too many errors and could not complete.


Manually downloading and installing the new version was the only thing that worked. Note this is the 10.3 version, not 10.2 as described in the other workaround.

When I ran -i the first time it complained about /etc/ld.so.nohwcap being a folder, so I deleted it.

dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.15-0ubuntu10.3_amd64.deb

dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/*.deb
dpkg --configure -a