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Old 05-01-2006, 04:32 PM   #1
hisnumber666
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broken system. libc6 is missing, dpkg and apt-get not working. help!!!


ok this is a continuing problem... libc6 was removed ignoring dependencies, system crashed. booted up in knoppix and trying to install a stable libc6.
i wasnt expecting chroot not to work. i cant change root.
dpkg has its own -root but when i execute i get this:

root@ttyp0[root]# dpkg --force all --ignore-depends libc6 --root=/mnt/hda1 -i libc6_2.3.2.ds1-22sarge3_i386.deb
(Reading database ... 182847 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace libc6 2.3.6-7 (using libc6_2.3.2.ds1-22sarge3_i386.deb) ...
dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute new pre-installation script: No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing libc6_2.3.2.ds1-22sarge3_i386.deb (--install):
subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 2
dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute new post-removal script: No such file or directory
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
libc6_2.3.2.ds1-22sarge3_i386.deb

cant use apt-get right now since the root is wrong, apt-get uses dpkg which will not work.
any ideas?
 
Old 05-01-2006, 06:10 PM   #2
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You need to extract it without chrooting. Use the dpkg included with Knoppix to just extract it:
Code:
cd /tmp
dpkg --extract libc6_2.3.2.ds1-22sarge3_i386.deb
Then you can copy the individual files into the right places.

If that doesn't work either, you'll have to use "ar" to get the files out:
Code:
cd /tmp
ar x libc6_2.3.2.ds1-22sarge3_i386.deb
tar xzf data.tar.gz
Don't do either of these in a "real" directory, they will make a mess. Do it in /tmp or make a new directory as a scratch area.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 07:14 PM   #3
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that does not work since the system does not see the files. i can view the files manually and run binaries, but they dont see external files.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 08:20 PM   #4
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I don't understand you. Once you get the files extracted, copy them in, then you should be able to do it the way you originally wanted to. You might have to run ldconfig in there somewhere as well.
 
  


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