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Old 12-18-2005, 04:38 AM   #1
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Slackware Can't login GLIBC_2.3.4 not found (required by,,,,,)

I just upgraded my slackware 9.1 installation using slapt-get. On a reboot, I login as root, it tells me
-bash: /lib/ version 'GLIBC_2.3.4' not found (required by -bash). It seems I'm hosed. I can boot from CD but it makes no difference, I'm not sure how I can login to try and fix this problem as it seems everything needs GLIBC_2.3.4


Old 12-19-2005, 04:29 AM   #2
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What you want is a chroot environment -- that means you start with another from environment, for example from your Slackware CD and then "chroot" to your Slack that's installed on your harddrive.

To do this boot from your slackware CD. When you are at the console and you get the message about cfdisk and setup, stop. Now you have to make some directories in the tree. Let's suppose you do this stuff in the /mnt dir. What partitions do you have? If you have a seperate /var directory on your harddrive install you have to mount that, too.
I hope there are no errors in my code, but that's the way I did it.

mkdir /mnt/slackroot
# do this step for /var if you have seperated it on an own partition

# now mount it and chroot
# insert your root partition and partition type instead of /dev/hda5
# and reiserfs
mount -t reiserfs /dev/hda5 /mnt/slackroot  
chroot /mnt/slackroot

# install the package glibc or others as well
# if Slackware 10.1 and if your cdrom is mounted at /mnt/cdrom
installpkg /mnt/cdrom/slackware/l/glibc-2.3.4-i486-1.tgz  

# now let's switch back to cdrom, else you cannot shutdown properly
mkdir /mnt/cdrom

# shutdown -- be sure to remove CD-ROM before booting again
shutdown -h now
Edit: Rewrapped lines | added .tgz ending to package name | fixed typo

Last edited by titopoquito; 12-19-2005 at 05:22 AM.
Old 12-19-2005, 05:12 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by titopoquito
mnt -t reiserfs /dev/hda5 /mnt/slackroot  
chroot /mnt/slackroot
It should be "mount" .
Old 12-19-2005, 05:23 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Nylex
It should be "mount" .
Thank you, I changed it in my post in case anyone wants to copy/paste it. These damn typos


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