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Old 07-01-2017, 12:01 AM   #1
Didier Spaier
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One of my systems doesn't work and can't boot again, after update of glibc-solibs.

This happened just after an upgrade of glibc-* on Slint64-14.2 (but I don't know if/how this can be related to that):
ls -ltr /old/var/log/packages
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   23255 juil.  1 05:36 glibc-2.23-x86_64-2_slack14.2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  263554 juil.  1 05:36 glibc-i18n-2.23-x86_64-2_slack14.2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    1102 juil.  1 05:36 glibc-profile-2.23-x86_64-2_slack14.2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    8586 juil.  1 05:37 glibc-solibs-2.23-x86_64-2_slack14.2
The system doesn't find files like /bin/bash anymore.

This is also what it says when I try to chroot from another one, even though the binaries /bin/bash seem identical according to stat and after having copied /bin/bash from a working (same arch and version) to the broken system. Perms and ownership in /bin seem correct.

I have no idea what happened, any clue or thing to do to investigate appreciated.

EDIT. The broken system gets a kernel panic just after "fast init done". It says "kernel panic: not syncing: no working init found. Try passing init= option to kernel. See linux/Documentation/admin guide/init.rst for guidance".

This message occurs when booting a 4.10 kernel as well as sith 4.4.38 (only the link to the doc differ).

EDIT 2. Now solved, re-installing the new glibc-solibs with "installpkg --root /rootofbrokensystem glibc-solibs-2.23-x86_64-2_slack14.2". It seems that the "" didn't work as expected.

Now I have to investigate what happened, trying the upgrade another system. Maybe there is an issue using spkg instead of installpkg in this specific case? I will report my findings.

EDIT 3: I confirm that spkg didn't work as expected. It said
WARNING: Post-installation script failed. (32512)
I will reboot to repair from another system as now:
root[/home/didier]# installpkg -i glibc-solibs-2.23-x86_64-2_slack14.2.txz 
bash: /sbin/installpkg : /bin/sh : mauvais interpréteur: Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type
EDIT 4: posted a warning and a fix in the sticky Slint thread and in the Slint forum @ Salix.

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 07-01-2017 at 08:19 PM. Reason: EDIT4 added.
Old 07-01-2017, 06:24 PM   #2
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Old 07-06-2017, 04:01 PM   #3
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