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I recently upgrade GCC to 3.3.2 (I'm not sure what version I was using previously). Now a lot of programs stopped working. I'm pretty sure it's a problem with dynamic libraries. It seems like programs lost the ability to communicate. For instance, KDE loaded, but couldn't find any theme files. Recompiling KDE fixed the problem. I'm pretty sure I can fix any one program by recompiling it, but every program on my system is behaving like this (not even su works at the moment). Is there a way to update all programs to use whatever changed about my environment from the new GCC without recompiling the entire system?
But I must ask, did you update glibc as well? Because updating GCC shouldn't screw with you libraries too badly. I upgrade GCC quite frequency as I use the ~arch keywork and it never breaks library compatiblity for me.
That's exactly the problem; etc-update replaces the old files with the new ones(.cfg_00000 *name* or something like that).
So the changes you made to the old files are erased...
So next time, control which file you're replacing, that's the whole point of the command; fstab, rc.conf, etc..., make.conf should not be replaced most of the time, unless you wan't to reeedit everything by hand once more...
Originally posted by Zoombie Okay. Well, just about everything is fixed, but su is still not working. I'm not sure if this is related. Any idea why su wouldn't work?
I had also recently installed dentoo on my machine and i could not get su to work.
i could log into root through the login screen.but if i logged into normal user and then did su and entered my passwd...it always gave me a permission denied.
could it be the same problem as this?