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

Geert Hendrickx geert at hendrickx.be
Sat Jul 7 13:28:54 EDT 2012

On Sat, Jul 07, 2012 at 13:25:29 -0400, Dave Reisner wrote:
> 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.

Also, install busybox so you have statically linked tools to
fix your system if it breaks (specifically "rmdir" and "ln").


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