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Kyle Rankin is a Senior Systems Administrator in the San Francisco Bay Area and the author of a number of books, including Knoppix Hacks and Ubuntu Hacks for O'Reilly Media. He is currently the president of the North Bay Linux Users' Group.


Kyle Rankin is a director of engineering operations in the San Francisco Bay Area, the author of a number of books including DevOps Troubleshooting and The Official Ubuntu Server Book, and is a columnist for Linux Journal.


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just plain doesn't work...

jixned's picture

It sure would be nice if this worked as easily as you outlined in the article. When I followed your instructions, I am greeted with a message in synaptic telling me that, by selecting to install tor, I must upgrade a number of other packages. When I try to upgrade, the progress meter stops at libc and I have to expand the details to see why it stopped. There, I am met with a prompt asking me if I want to upgrade libc now. I say yes, but it doesn't matter if I say no since the installation will just stop at that point. Selecting yes attempts to install libc, but errors out with this message:
Another copy of the C library was found via /etc/ld.so.conf.
It is not safe to upgrade the C library in this situation;
please remove the directory from /etc/ld.so.conf and try again.
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.7-3_i386.deb (--unpack):
subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install. Trying to recover:
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of locales:
locales depends on glibc-2.7-1; however:
Package glibc-2.7-1 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing locales (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Setting up gcc-4.2-base (4.2.2-4) ...

I've tried unsuccessfully to install tor and privoxy, but nothing seems to work... ideas?

problem solved.

Anonymous's picture

In case anyone is interested or has the same problem I did, I found a solution. prior to installing tor & privoxy, edit /etc/ld.so.conf and remove the line /usr/lib. Then continue with the installation.

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