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Old 06-27-2007, 12:31 PM   #1
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Unhappy botched glibc upgrade -- system freak out


i was trying to get ruby to work right and it said it needed a newer version of glibc, so i went out and got the latest version of glibc. after compiling it, i did a make install(following the directions in the INSTALL file). the install took a while and then crashed towards the end. at this point, pretty much everything on my system stopped working correctly: every command i entered came back with a glibc error. i couldn't even shut it down properly. now the same thing happens when i boot, it cant initialize because things are so screwed up. is there any way i can recover from this?

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Old 06-27-2007, 12:36 PM   #2
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i'm gonna try this: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=543647
 
Old 06-27-2007, 12:36 PM   #3
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What distro are you using?
 
Old 06-27-2007, 01:01 PM   #4
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slackware. that guide didn't help. i reinstalled the glibc packages from the install disk and verified it, but it crashed again when i tried to boot.
 
Old 06-28-2007, 12:42 AM   #5
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Did you verify that the glibc was actually restored from the CD correctly (i.e. it overwrote everything the new glibc did). To be honest, though, I'm not surprised -- messing with glibc is a good way to totally break your system (since most all of the system binaries are dependent on having a particular glibc installed). Honestly, it may be less of a pain to boot off of a LiveCD, backup your data, and reinstall.
 
  


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