[arch-general] The pacman upgrading error has been solved

Cao, Renzhi (MU-Student) rcrg4 at mail.missouri.edu
Mon Mar 10 12:41:34 EDT 2014

Hi, Paul:
     I have run ls -la /, and I do see /bin->usr/bin, ..., it seems that's a good news, cheers! 
     Thank you so much!

Renzhi Cao

Email : rcrg4 at mail.missouri.edu

From: arch-general <arch-general-bounces at archlinux.org> on behalf of Paul Gideon Dann <pdgiddie at gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 10:33 AM
To: arch-general at archlinux.org
Subject: Re: [arch-general] The pacman upgrading error has been solved

On Monday 10 Mar 2014 16:20:25 Cao, Renzhi wrote:
> Thanks Paul!
>        The reason why I copy /bin/* to /mnt/bin is my/mnt/bin is not exists.
> I don't know what happens, it seems this is deleted when I try to fix my
> problem. I will see if my system works well, if not, I will be back again
> :)

This is because everything in /bin was moved to /usr/bin, and /bin was supposed to
become a symlink to /usr/bin. When you do this:

ls -la /

Do you see:

/bin -> usr/bin
/lib -> usr/lib
/lib64 -> usr/lib
/sbin -> usr/bin

Hopefully, you will. If not, you need to do some more work.

>        Indeed, I learn a lot  and now becomes more confident! I will tell my
> adviser to do the backups for all the systems. If someday I lose the data,
> I will share that "good news" to you immediately, and I believe that will
> make a lot of fun for you and the community!



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