[arch-general] arch-general Digest, Vol 77, Issue 2

fredbezies fredbezies at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 15:18:40 EST 2011

> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2011 16:30:45 +0700
> From: Emmanuel Benisty <benisty.e at gmail.com>
> To: General Discussion about Arch Linux <arch-general at archlinux.org>
> Subject: Re: [arch-general] Bug 22828 makes me "kill" my archlinux
>        installation
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> 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
>> 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.

Indeed. It was this broken version. I updated at a bad time. Anyway,
downgrading works. Too bad this broken update happened just before I have to
go to work :(

Frederic Bezies
fredbezies at gmail.com

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