[arch-general] Broke my system again - device-mapper & readline conflict - best way to fix?
ataraxia937 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 11 16:15:31 EDT 2009
Download a copy of the new bash package by hand, and instead of the chroot
command, do "pacman -r /mnt/rscu -U /path/to/bash_package".
On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 3:20 PM, David C. Rankin <
drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com> wrote:
> On Friday 10 July 2009 08:41:36 pm Baho Utot wrote:
> > On Fri, 2009-07-10 at 19:26 -0500, David C. Rankin wrote:
> > > Listmates,
> > >
> > > I have more fun in store for this weekend. After testing
> dmraid-1.0.0rc15, I had downgraded a number of packages that were installed
> from testing back to there normal versions but had left dmraid-1.0.0rc15 and
> device mapper from testing. Everything was working fine.
> > >
> > > Apparently some packages were moved from testing to extra or
> another normal repo because all of a sudden I began getting readline...so.6
> error (from memory) on boot and was dumped into maintenance mode. In
> maintenance mode, I remounted to root filesystem rw and then mounted all the
> partitions and ran pacman -Sy readline (testing is disabled)
> > >
> > > After installing the latest readline, my box will not boot. I now
> gives a readline...so.5 error and never gets to maintenance mode. My
> question is "What is the best way to try and recover?"
> > >
> > > I have two options to work on the archlinux install:
> > >
> > > (1) the machine is dual boot with openSuSE so I can boot to suse
> and then mount the Archlinux filesystem (rw) under /mnt/arch. I'm not sure
> what I can do here unless there is a way for me to manually unpack some
> pacman packages and overwrite the problem files on the Arch install in this
> configuration; or
> > >
> > > (2) boot using the Arch install disk. Here is where I'm a little
> lost on the recovery procedure. I can manually assemble my raid array after
> booting to the install disk, but then what next? How would I go about
> reinstalling the various packages from either testing or extra when I have
> booted from the install disk?
> > >
> > > Thus my need for help. What say the experts? How best to go about
> fixing the device-mapper readline conflict?
> > >
> > I am using bash as my shell and I was bitten by this bed bug as well.
> > This is how I fixed it....
> > Fetch bash from an archlinux repos
> > put the bash package some place where you can get to it
> > boot from arch install/live cd
> > chroot to the broken system
> > pacman -U bash......
> > reboot
> Baho, all:
> Err.. My system is still broken and I can't figure out how to get
> around the readline error. I should have thought about this before going
> through the trouble of trying to set up the chroot to install bash, but the
> error I get when I try to execute chroot is thee *same* error I was getting
> when I tried to boot the system anyway. To try and recover, I booted from
> the install CD and then logged in as root. Here is how I set up to create
> the chroot environment and the error I received:
> modprobe dm_mod
> modprobe sata_sil (or whatever chipset driver you need)
> dmraid -ay
> mkdir -p /mnt/rscu
> mount /dev/mapper/nvidia_ecaejfdi5 /mnt/rscu
> mount /dev/mapper/nvidia_ecaejfdi6 /mnt/rscu/boot
> mount /dev/mapper/nvidia_ecaejfdi7 /mnt/rscu/home
> mount /dev/mapper/nvidia_ecaejfdi9 /mnt/rscu/var
> mount /dev/mapper/nvidia_ecaejfdi10 /mnt/rscu/srv
> cd /mnt/rscu
> mount -o bind /dev dev
> mount -o bind /proc proc
> mount -o bind /sys sys
> chroot .
> The error message:
> /bin/bash: error while loading shared libraries: libreadline.so.5: cannot
> open shared object file: No such file or directory
> How do I get around the libreadline error?
> David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
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