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Old 07-20-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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glibc causing problems with upgrade and installation


I went to try and force an upgrade while I had file conflicts and it crashed my box. So I am going to reinstall but I am trying to update pacman but I am getting an error -->
error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
Glibc: /lib exists on filesystem

I can't install the WM or run xserver either because I need to fix this first. Nothing will upgrade. Ibdidnt encounter this issue the first time around. I think its because I chose to install glib2 while setting up my system with the core install CD.

Any help is appreciated!

EDIT: when I try whereis glibc I only get -> /usr/share/man/man7/glibc.7.gz(man pages)

If I try pacman -Qo glibc I get -> error: failed to find 'glibc' in PATH: No such file or directory.

Now I am superbconfused!

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Old 07-21-2012, 09:42 AM   #2
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Check the front page of www.archlinux.org
 
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:11 PM   #3
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:51 AM   #4
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Yeah thanks I just got done fixing it 30 minutes ago. I went to reboot and now my system is using uuid to boot instead of /dev so now it wont boot because its looking for non-existent devices. It used to do this with the dev method and I would have to boot off of the CD and edit fstab to match the fdisk output.

I don't want to have to redo that whole glibc crap again just because of this lol ill be really mad! I'm almost done installing my openbox desktop too. Everything took 3 hours. I rebooted to see if it boots into the desktop.

EDIT: That wiki article for the glibc issue is very vague!

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Old 07-23-2012, 09:49 AM   #5
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Glad to see you got the glibc situation squared away. We had gone round and round a bit with it already on THIS thread at Scot's Newsletter Forums - Bruno's All Things Linux. There might be some added insight for you there.

Regards,

~Eric
 
Old 07-23-2012, 11:36 AM   #6
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Glad to see you got the glibc situation squared away. We had gone round and round a bit with it already on THIS thread at Scot's Newsletter Forums - Bruno's All Things Linux. There might be some added insight for you there.

Regards,

~Eric
The way I had success was I used

Code:
find /lib -exec pacman -Qo -- {} + | more
To see what files I needed to upgrade. I then upgraded/reinstalled all of the packages
Code:
pacman -S package-name
until I was left with mkinitcpio, filesystem, and glibc.

Then I reinstalled mkinitcpio and that took care of filesystem and I was able to upgrade glibc and then pacman.

I didn't need to remove any unowned or empty folders.

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