I followed this tutorial http://kemitix.postach.io/install-viber-on-debian-wheezy to install viber on debian wheezy 7.6. My problem is about the part that says:

Fix the default version to wheezy. Add this line to /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10release: APT::Default-Release "wheezy";

i went to /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ but there wasn't a 10release file, so i created it and i add the line.

After this i did an update and i install libc6 from the testing repository. I saw from the installation log of libc6 that a lot of system libs,etc were changed.

  1. So why the 10release file didn't exist? do i need to add the APT::Default-Release "wheezy"; line somewhere else too?

  2. What exactly happed by installing this lib from testing repository?

  3. Will i get updates from the testing repo? Did the testing entry to the sources.list changed my debian version?

  4. How can i ensure that my default version is wheezy and i won't get updates from testing repo?

  • libc of viber is upper than main repo (wheezy) , it's related to your repo. if you use testing or unstable(sid) , you don't need to upgrade of libc. – PersianGulf Aug 24 '14 at 11:27
  • i am using wheezy and the libc6 version is 2.13. the viber is compiled against 2.14, so i did the upgrade and know i want to downgrade to the wheezy version because newer versions of libc6 are unstable for wheezy. that's why i asked the question – fnkbz Aug 24 '14 at 11:51
  • my friend has same experience and then downgrade his libc, i suggest you if that is your desktop , upgrade all of everything you have. – PersianGulf Aug 24 '14 at 13:23
  • "After this i did an update and i install libc6 from the testing repository". Eek! Why did you do that? BAD IDEA. – Faheem Mitha Aug 24 '14 at 21:58
  • i got the same problem , just remove "wheezy" from the text file.That's works for me dude – user96949 Jan 4 '15 at 4:21

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