[arch-dev-public] heads up: /lib removal

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Sat Jul 7 13:25:29 EDT 2012

Hey all,

Allan pushed glib 2.16-2 into [testing] which removes /lib as a
directory, replacing it with a symlink. A bit of advice...

- In the simplest case, the upgrade can be done as simply as:

    pacman -Syu --ignore glibc && pacman -S glibc

- Since nothing is ever simple, if the above still fails on installation
  of glibc (with a somewhat cryptic "/lib exists" error), you'll need to
  figure out what's still in /lib that doesn't belong to glibc.
  Generally this will end up being modules/. pacman -Qo /lib/* will
  pinpoint what needs fixing/removing. Deal with anything that isn't
  owned explicitly by glibc and complete the installation.

It shouldn't need to be said, but I'll mention it anyways:

Do. Not. Use. (the) --force. Obi-wan approves of this.


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