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Old 10-30-2003, 09:10 AM   #1
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Help! (or laugh at my foolishness) I deleted glibc...


I was trying to install the new version 2.3.2, had it compiled etc... But the documentation wasn't too clear about installing and i'm not too clever sometimes so I went and done "rpm -e --nodeps old-glibc-version" first...

Is there any way I can get my system working again?

Argh!

PS how do you install glibc without screwing your system? Specifically if the old versions an RPM...
 
Old 10-30-2003, 09:35 AM   #2
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I did something similar a while back. Boot from the redhat CD, chroot /mnt/sysimage and then install it from there. Hopefully that should work as a rescue method for loads of different problems.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 10:39 AM   #3
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Sweet! I tried a boot disk but it obviously needs libc... =/

I *really* can't be assed doing a full re-install again...

Thanks a lot!
 
Old 10-31-2003, 03:28 AM   #4
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Eep! That doesn't work, when I try to install using RPM its says read only.

For some reason /mnt/sysimage isn't a complete image of my installation, lots of directories are missing... If I go mount /dev/hda2 /whatever then I get the full filesystem, but I still get the read-only error... When I try to run su, I get "invalid password". I take it this is single user mode? Somehow I need full r/w access to everything!

Anyone know this?
 
  


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