[arch-general] Still Glibc problems

Baho Utot baho-utot at columbus.rr.com
Fri Jul 20 12:03:03 EDT 2012

On 07/20/2012 10:27 AM, D. R. Evans wrote:
> Norbert Zeh said the following at 07/19/2012 06:08 PM :
>> Well, the filesystem instructions are older and applied at the time the glibc
>> upgrade was not an issue yet.  Combining the two instructions, I would guess the
>> following should work:
>> pacman -Syu --ignore filesystem --ignore glibc
>> pacman -S --force filesystem --ignore glibc
>> pacman -Sd <everything you couldn't upgrade due to ignored glibc>
> Incidentally, this is quite a long list.
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DeveloperWiki:usrlib seems to suggest
> that the list will contain only a few items, but the actual number is of the
> order a couple of dozen packages.
>> pacman -Su
>> Note that I did not try this, but it seems to be the logical combination of the
>> two.  Maybe one of the developers can chime in and confirm that this is the
>> right strategy.
> I am rather reticent to try something untested, especially when I see the
> --force option in use. So yes, PLEASE, can a developer address this issue so
> that I can have more confidence that I won't end up with a hosed system.
> (I am very puzzled as to why this is happening at all. This is not a system to
> which anything fancy has ever been done. If I'm having this problem, I don't
> know why lots of others aren't seeing it too.)
>    Doc

I had this problem on the few remaining arch desktop boxes that I admin.

I fixed those by installing Fedora 17, the server boxes were "fixed" by 
my own distro...LFS and pacman-3.3.3 as the package manager.

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