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Old 18th November 2011, 05:36 PM
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How to fix a Broken Install ?

Hi

Couple of days back I did a "yum update" from the updates-testing repo and I ended up with a bad glibc package - I was unable to remove it, and downgrade it. I had raised a thread on the software forum - I got a link to download the glibc rpm - The thing is install is not happening since it looks like the basic system package is corrupted.

I played around a bit and looks like the libc is now not available at all...

So now I cannot login to Linux at all! Not even runlevel 1....

How can I solve this kind of a problem.... looks like my linux install is gone bad - I have a lot of stuff and dont want to do a reinstall - that will be the last last option....

I am planning to create a live CD and try to copy the lib package from the default live cd to the hdd install..... However I am not sure what all files would be present in the glibc rpm, if I can check that I could try to update all the files....

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Old 18th November 2011, 07:35 PM
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Re: How to fix a Broken Install ?

boot a livecd, download the correct package, mount the fedora root partition and install with rpm

Code:
rpm -Uvh --root=/mnt/sysimage/ glibc-...
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Old 18th November 2011, 09:32 PM
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Re: How to fix a Broken Install ?

You could also try booting a livecd and then using the --installroot option, use the
yum history and undo or rollback commands. See info yum.

And definitely disable the updates-testing repo - it's for testing and its packages are
by definition unstable.
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Old 18th November 2011, 09:57 PM
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Re: How to fix a Broken Install ?

Have you tried 'yum downgrade glibc glibc-common glibc-devel glibc-headers'?

EDIT:

Sorry, didn't read your whole post .... You could mount root / needed partition(s) chroot via livecd, and try to repair the system. For example you could try to download and install glibc packages manualy...

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Old 21st November 2011, 02:57 AM
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Re: How to fix a Broken Install ?

Hey

Thanks for the suggestions - What I did was create a live usb, and boot from it (looks like Live USB´s don´t work on USB 3.0 interfaces for some reason) and then copy over the libc file in /usr/lib64/libc* to the mounted fedora partition. I wasn´t able to get the wifi going at my house via the live usb.... Anyways this allowed me to boot into Fedora install and also downgrade glibc* package via yum downgrade...

So now things are cool....

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