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Re: upgrading base-files problem


you need to create the  /lib64 -> /lib symlink.

I just uploaded a patched base-files_3.
to alioth.

Frederik Schueler

On Wed, Dec 15, 2004 at 09:08:16AM +0000, rdocksey wrote:
> I've just apt-get update/upgrade and upon processing base-files..
> (Reading database ... 39651 files and directories currently installed.)
> Preparing to replace base-files (using 
> .../base-files_3.1.1_amd64.deb) ...
> Unpacking replacement base-files ...
> dpkg (subprocess): failed to exec rm for cleanup: No such file or 
> directory
> dpkg: error while cleaning up:
>  subprocess rm cleanup returned error exit status 2
> Could not exec dpkg!
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (100)
> now I can no longer run simple commands!  eg I can't ls 
> (echo * works) or ssh in to the box from another machine.  some sample 
> error messages...
>    koori:/usr/src/local# apt-get
>    -bash: /usr/bin/apt-get: No such file or directory
>    koori:/bin# file ls
>    -bash: /usr/bin/file: No such file or directory
>    badday@gemini:~$ ssh koori
>    /bin/bash: No such file or directory
>    Connection to koori closed.
> I have one ssh session open to this box at the minute and am wondering 
> if there's any way I can repair things ...  it's a headless machine 
> which I think means I'm soon to be lumping monitors and keyboards around 
> my flat...
> any help, greatly appreciated.
> R.
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