[arch-general] Still Glibc problems

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Fri Jul 20 21:25:34 EDT 2012

On 07/20/2012 04:45 PM, Baho Utot wrote:
> On 07/20/2012 12:46 PM, Tom Gundersen wrote:
>> On Jul 20, 2012 6:08 PM, "Baho Utot" <baho-utot at columbus.rr.com> wrote:
>>> On 07/20/2012 10:47 AM, Tom Gundersen wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 4:21 PM, D. R. Evans <doc.evans at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> There's nothing on this system that hasn't come from either AUR or the
>>>>> official arch repositories, so I don't know why I'm having any problems
>> at all :-(
>>>> I have seen people having problems because they installed packages
>>>> from repos that they no longer have active (typically multilib), make
>>>> sure to either remove any "stale" packages or re-enable any repos so
>>>> you get all the most recent updates.
>>> I had a desktop system hosed that only packages in core, extra and
>> community installed.
>> I never heard of anyone actually hosing their system without using --force.
>> What happened? (I'm assuming you don't use testing?).
>> -t
> No I didn't use testing.
> Followed the news release......rebooted....system borked.

Tom, Baho,

  After Updating 3 boxes and created 3 new arch chroots, you do have manual
intervention required in just about every case if you have ever used mkinitcpio
to rebuild initramfs (leaves old module trees in /lib/modules) or if you have
ever used virtualbox (old vb modules left in /lib/modules/misc or
/lib/modules/kernel/misc) udev-compat is also a problem. Just pacman -R that.

  Then after you do the initial pacman -Syu --ignore glibc, you need to manually
pick though lib and make sure there is _nothing_ but glibc files in it. (no
empty dirs, no links, no nothing) Then you can do the final pacman -Syu

  Also, if you attempt to create or update an arch chroot -- make sure you have
no stale repos in pacman.conf. The install will fail and half your system will
be mounted under the chroot dir.  There is no way to update an arch chroot with
the glibc 2.15->2.16 update. Just create a new one.

  Hope some of this helps..

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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