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Old 04-09-2007, 11:32 PM   #1
Valfather
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Ncurses corrupted on Gentoo, need reinstall - <SOLVED>


Somehow in upgrading stuff on my computer (InitNG, i believe) libncurses became corrupted. I need to reinstall curses, without real access to my box (it won't boot linux anymore). Is there a place with precomplied binaries?

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Old 04-10-2007, 01:39 AM   #2
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Somehow in upgrading stuff on my computer (InitNG, i believe) libncurses became corrupted. I need to reinstall curses, without real access to my box (it won't boot linux anymore). Is there a place with precomplied binaries?
Boot with a bootable cd.
Mount the partition where gentoo is on.
Then chroot to the gentoo install.
Then emerge --unmerge ncurses (or curses)
After emerge -av ncurses to see what USE flags there are.
I don't know how you have to recompile the package.

There will probably be no binary packages. Gentoo compiles from source.
 
Old 04-10-2007, 07:27 AM   #3
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Get a live cd (the gentoo minimal install cd is good) then having got you system up and running:
Code:
# mount -t proc none /mnt/gentoo/proc
# mount -o bind /dev /mnt/gentoo/dev
# chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash
# env-update
>> Regenerating /etc/ld.so.cache...
# source /etc/profile
# export PS1="(chroot) $PS1"
(If you dont use the minimal CD you will need to create these directories)
This chroots you into your gentoo system, and then try
Code:
# emerge -D ncurses
You will already have all the source code on your computer, so with any luck this will rebuild ncurses and all of its dependencies.

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Old 04-10-2007, 04:58 PM   #4
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See, the problem is that my ncurses installation is fscked, so I cannot chroot. It complains about libncurses.so not existing. Which is why i wanted the binary package. Not as an install, but as a hack so I could get paludis to rebuild ncurses.

I got it working. Booting with a livecd, i just copied all the libncurses*so files to lib, and then chrooted and reinstalled properly.
 
  


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