On Wed, Mar 01, 2006 at 07:28:34PM +0000 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Darragh Bailey thought:
> Quoting Conor Daly <conor.daly_ilug at cod.homelinux.org>:
>> > In any case, I've pulled the disk and restored from backup. Ran 'apt-get
> > install glibc' and the latest glibc installed happily. Now running
> > 'apt-get dist-upgrade' to see if the rest is happy...
>> --root would have been your friend
>> or checking the archives :)
>> post I made previously when glibc didn't upgrade correctly on rh9
>http://www.linux.ie/lists/pipermail/ilug/2003-June/058217.html>>> still not sure if the --dbpath is working but guess its pretty irrelevant now
> that you've got it solved.
Nice one Darragh,
It turns out that the upgrade still failed. I ended up with an unbootable
machine which I attributed to selinux interfering with the upgrade. Redid
the restore from backup and tried again. This time, glibc failed with the
post-install script throwing an error about /sbin/ldconfig. After
multiple tries, including uninstalling selinux and booting with
selinux=disabled, I restored the backup and put the machine back into use
without the update. I might try your method next but, after that I'll
move it to CentOS 4...
Conor Daly <conor.daly at cod.homelinux.org>
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