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I just installed slackware 8.1, and I was trying to install a new version of Gaim and when I did a ./configure, I got the message that I did not have a new enough version of glib, so I installed the newest version, and ran ./configure for gaim again. It still said that I didn't have a new enough version. Then I noticed the message that said I should uninstall the old version of glib before I install a newer one, so I figure I'll uninstall both of them the old one that came with slackware and the one I just installed, and then install the new one again. I ran pkgtool and chose to remove the glibc packages (there were a few, 4 maybe). The uninstall didn't complete because I guess I was installing some critical programs like rm and ls. So I get kicked back out to the command prompt with a bunch of messages like:
/sbin/pkgtool: /bin/rm: No such file or directory
I can still cd and pwd but I can't ls rm or cp. I am currently in x, and I fear restarting because I doubt my system will be able to come back up. I would appreciate any help...Thanks
Remember, Slackware has a package system, and it can be very handy. I would suggest downloading the package for gaim as well as your libraries (gaim can be found at http://www.linuxpackages.net and you can get the most recent libraries from the various Slackware download sites)