Opened 3 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#19864 closed defect (worksforme)

opkg thinks it can't find libc, but install with --force-depends works without any problems

Reported by: epopp@… Owned by: developers
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: packages Version: Barrier Breaker 14.07
Keywords: pivot-root, libc, dependency, dependencies, opkg Cc:


I put OpenWRT on my linksys E3000 a couple of months ago, and in my spare time I've been turning it into a secure VPN and backup server.

If I try to install a package, opkg fails, complaining that it can't meet the dependency "libc"

root@OpenWRT:~# opkg install tcpdump
Collected errors:
 * satisfy_dependencies_for: Cannot satisfy the following dependencies for tcpdump:
 * 	libc * 
 * opkg_install_cmd: Cannot install package tcpdump.

If I tell opkg to ignore the error, packages install without any problems:

opkg install tcpdump --force-depends
Installing tcpdump (4.5.1-4) to root...
Configuring tcpdump.
Collected errors:
 * satisfy_dependencies_for: Cannot satisfy the following dependencies for tcpdump:
 * 	libc * 
root@OpenWRT:~# tcpdump
tcpdump: WARNING: eth0: no IPv4 address assigned
tcpdump: verbose output suppressed, use -v or -vv for full protocol decode
listening on eth0, link-type EN10MB (Ethernet), capture size 65535 bytes
01:36:16.493265 IP > UDP, length 124

Thus far, I've ignored the error and installed all the software needed to:

  • detect, mount, partition, and format USB flash drives
  • create and mount encrypted partitions
  • pivot-root to a second, unencrypted partition on flash drive
  • install VPN and rsync
  • back up all my data to encrypted partition on USB flash drive
uname -a
Linux OpenWRT 3.10.49 #3 Wed Oct 1 14:51:04 CEST 2014 mips GNU/Linux

Some potentially relevant info:
This isn't a completely new install. I reset OpenWRT to defaults while setting up pivot-root. I had tried to pivot-root to an encrypted partition, but it didn't work. I wanted to start over with a clean slate, so I reset to defaults and setup pivot-root to a non-encrypted partition. My data is on an encrypted partition on the same flash drive.

I unlock the encrypted partition before pivoting, and the filesystem is set to auto-mount in /etc/config/fstab. It mounts without any trouble.

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comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by anonymous

I get this same. I have specified a custom feeds repo to a local server, although not sure if that has triggered something.

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by jow

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

Sounds to me like your opkg metadata is corrupted. Maybe you forgot to sync the local opkg database when setting up your encrypted partition.

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