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Old 10-31-2003, 09:09 AM   #1
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Help, I deleted glibc

(previous thread I posted was closed...)

Problem: I did "rpm -e --nodeps glibc-oldversion" before installing new glibc 2.3.2. I had compiled it and was going to do "make install" but thought I'd get rid of the old version first... Doh!

Anyway I can boot using the Redhat CD, but I can't get root access to my installation... So when I go "rpm -ivh glibc-oldversion" or "make install" I get a "filesystem read-only error".

Anyone know what the script is here?

I also noticed that the mount of /mnt/sysimage that the CD gives you in rescue mode didn't have all the dirs... Using mount /dev/hda2 /whatever they all show up allright (still get read-only message though).
Old 10-31-2003, 10:24 AM   #2
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"Anyone know what the script is here?"

I would approach your problem this way:

Boot the Red Hat install disk into update mode. Then install only the old glibc package.

Then boot your desktop system.

To update the old glibc package to the new I would use checkinstall to create a rpm from the new glibc tarball.

Then install the new glibc using rpm -U (see man rpm).
Immediately do:
and you should be all set.

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

Steve Stites
Old 11-04-2003, 02:40 PM   #3
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Thanks man, actually had to do a regular, minimum install because update mode said my boot partition wasn't clean... It was!

It all works and I've not lost anything =D. I'm going to go and write a config backup script now...


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