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Old 03-04-2003, 07:27 AM   #1
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Unhappy glibc pam screwup -- help!!!


i recently started using Mandrake 9 on my machine. I'm fairly new to Linux -- and I'm in big trouble now! I wanted to install xscreensaver, it needed pam-devel >=0.75. So I got the pam-devel 0.75-30mdk and pam 0.75-30mdk rpms for i586 and used KPackage to install them -- but I unchecked the No dependencies checkbox by mistake and it installed the packages. Now I cant 'su' to root, or do any other login. I get this error if I type 'su' at the command line:

su: /lib/i686/ version `GLIBC_2.3' not found (required by /lib/

Is there anything I can do to save my installation?
Please help and reply soon -- I cant log off or shut down until I fix this, or I wont be able to log in again !!!

Last edited by venky; 03-04-2003 at 07:40 AM.


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