Re: ldconfig and hosing my system
Bill Benedetto <email@example.com> writes:
> I ran "ldconfig" when I had an LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable set to
> point to old old libraries. Once "ldconfig" finished, then no
> commands would work. Nothing.
Oops. :-( If you happen to have a statically linked shell around,
then you could try adding 'init=/bin/sash' or something equivalent to
your kernel command line at boot time. (In LILO, type 'linux
init=/bin/sash' or something equivalent; in GRUB, press 'e' at the
boot menu screen to edit what gets run.)
> At this point I *BELIEVE* that I hosed /etc/ld.so.cache . (I
> could certainly be wrong, of course.) But since I can't bring
> the system up I don't know how to recreate /etc/ld.so.cache .
Right, that sounds consistent with what you're seeing.
> I tried booting knoppix and using the /etc/ld.so.cache there but
> the kernel still paniced upon reboot. I don't know if the
> kernel paniced the same way or not.
A kernel panic seems a bit weird, though maybe you're interpreting the
"can't load init" message as a kernel panic. But if you can boot from
a Knoppix CD and mount your root partition (say, on /mnt), then either
/mnt/sbin/ldconfig -r /mnt
chroot /mnt /sbin/ldconfig
have a hope of working ("pretend that /mnt is the root directory, then
run ldconfig, which is statically linked").
David Maze firstname.lastname@example.org http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
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