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Old 06-25-2003, 03:18 PM   #1
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Messed up RH 8.0 while installing Samba

I've messed about with linux a fair bit, but recently I downloaded the Samba rpms from the Red Hat site and installed them (along with the 1001 dependancies). Well I got it so that the only problem was a thing called "rpmlib(PatrialHardlinkSet)" needed to be a higher version than what was currently installed, I searched everywhere for this but couldn't fine it, so I decided to install anyway (ouch !). Now I know I shouldn't have done this but my Linux install is purely for testing and messing so nothing of importance would get destroyed.

Now for the question .......... when i boot up now i get a message saying "glibc_2.2 not found required by /lib/i686/"
I have tried booting from the CD into rescue and get the command prompt and my linux install mounted under /mnt/sysimage, question is can I restore the libray file required and how ?

Thanks in advance for any advice
Old 06-25-2003, 05:39 PM   #2
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I have only limited experience using Samba or with installing and uninstalling software and do not yet know how to fix something like that. But, on each of my two computers I have an extra copy of RH Linux to practice on. I usually try things like that using the practice copy first. If that works ok, I then set it up that way in my main copy of Red Hat 9.

I installed Samba an easier way. While installing Red Hat 9 I had the installation program include Samba. It is an optional choice. When I did it that way I did not run into questions about dependencies. I still had to figure out how to start Samba, it did not do that automatically. At this stage I am just experimenting with Samba somewhat and in many was am still somewhat of a newbie. One of these days when using my practice copy of RH9 I plan to practice installing and uninstalling rpms, tarballs and compressed tarballs with dependencies until I learn how to do it properly.
Old 06-28-2003, 06:58 PM   #3
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It seems you messed up your glibc library. You probably installed RPM's for a different version that your version of Linux.

Try to get the rescue functionality of Red Hat 8.0 working :

Try reinstalling the glibc RPM's from your installation CD's.

Although, your system may be so messed up at this point, maybe reinstallation is a better option. Look at the positive side, you can try out Red Hat Linux 9 now! :-)

Have fun!


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