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Old 06-23-2006, 04:00 AM   #1
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dear users,
i have done a grave mistake..i had renamed in the /lib directory in order to check a compiler on my system. i forgot that su requires this file for its own execution. now, i'm unable to rename it back to does entering single user mode help me with this? am scared to reboot the comp.
any suggestions?

thanks in advance.
Old 06-23-2006, 04:10 AM   #2
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entering single user mode would still require the library loader to link the libraries, you did not specify what distro, but if it had a cli installer or a rescue mode you could boot into that, chroot your / partition, and rename it back, or if you have a live cd laying around boot into that mount your partition and rename it
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dear users..
i would like to know the use of the file
can somebody be patient enough to direct me to some info on this file? as in, how the file works and what it is used for !!

thanks in advance
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the file is normally the dynamic linker, often referred to as dynamic loader. This is usually provided by glibc to find and load shared libraries required by a program to run and then loads it.
This file might also be called on older systems.
this is a different program than the standard linker ld.
A .so file stands for "shared object" which helps to remember.

if you type ldd program_name, the libraries required by that program will be listed, will probably be one of them
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I merged your two similar threads together.


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