Re: disaster upgrading to elf
On Tue, 16 Jan 1996, Michael E. Deisher wrote:
> My system is still dead in the water. The problem with tar (bug
> #2146) prevents me from restoring my system from tape. I have lost
> much precious time and am now very far behind on my work.
I can't help with the tar problem, but was wondering - how much of your
system is dead? If it's just the shared libraries, and if you've still
got libc4-*.deb and libc5-*.deb, could you sort things out with a rescue
If it helps at all, I can confirm that Ian Jackson's suggestion for the
upgrade procedure works perfectly. Last night, in single-user mode, I
did (replacing `V' with version numbers):
dpkg --install dpkg-V.deb
dpkg --install ld.so-V.deb
dpkg --remove elf-<...>
dpkg --remove libc
At this point dpkg did not remove libc.
dpkg --install --auto-deconfigure libc4-V.deb
Now dpkg replaced libc with libc4.
dpkg --install libc5-V.deb
and then used dpkg to install binutils, libcg++, gcc, aout-binutils and
aout-gcc, before going multi-user again.
I suppose this should be done from a script, eventually ...
Anyway, I hope you get your system sorted out ok ...