[arch-general] Bug 22828 makes me "kill" my archlinux installation

Emmanuel Benisty benisty.e at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 04:30:45 EST 2011

On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 4:24 PM, fredbezies <fredbezies at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello.
> I'm kinda unlucky. I reported bug 22828, having lot of problem with
> gdm which cannot be "killed" at shutdown time.
> This morning, before going to work, I faced again this bug.
> I had to switch to a tty (using ctrl + alt +F2).
> I typed halt to stop my computer, but it won't shutdown properly.
> I have to shutdown on my computer, using power button.
> When I wanted to boot it again, it is stopped at the start of boot process.
> I only get "linux:(none)" prompt and nothing more.
> Any idea to avoid a full reinstall ?

are you sure it's the same issue? if you're using [testing], you most
likely got hit by the bash/readline bug. chroot into your install (see
chroot in archwiki) and downgrade those packages (bash-4.2.005 and
readline-6.2.001) to their former version.

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