[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] heads up: /lib removal
arnaud.gaboury at gmail.com
Sun Jul 8 18:15:16 EDT 2012
On 07/07/2012 07:28 PM, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> 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").
Just wanted to give a warm thank for all hints, as my upgrade to glibc
2.16-2 went very smooth by following strictly the descibes steps.
Great help from the community as always.
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