Some rough edges
Posted Jun 30, 2005 17:55 UTC (Thu) by dberkholz
In reply to: Some rough edges
Parent article: An overview over the Gentoo community
> One, an update linked /bin/ls against a /usr/lib dynamic library. A real
> no-no. Boot partition commands should NEVER link outside the boot
> partition. This one caught me because I had added some debugging ls
> commands to a startup script.
I suspect this was libgpm, which was only a problem if you built ncurses with gpm support. It was also fixed quite a while ago.
> The second problem was updating some library which removed the old version
> of the library (1.00) when installing the new 1.01 version. As a result,
> boot failed trying to mouont LVM volumes. I luckily was able to add a
> temporary symlink from the new lib to the old name, reboot, and update all
> commands which were still linked against the old version. I hate to think
> of the nightmare I would have had if the library change had introduced
> incompatible changes.
This is what revdep-rebuild is for.
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