Re: IMPORTANT : latest bash intall fails and bash is no more usable!!!
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On Sat, 17 Apr 1999, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
>One of my servers here crashed, and instead of using linuxppc R4 again, I
>tried debian. took me half of the night to get it up and running. I
>started a big dselect download for the rest of the night in order to get
>most of the packages I need, and this morning, everything was broken,
>bash just segfaults.
>Note that I'm using a mirror, but which seems to be updated daily, so
>there is still a problem. I don't know debian very well, so if someone
>could explain me how to get this machine back working (what should I
>download/replace ?). dselect doens't work any more but I still have a
>shell running, and I beleive I can still ftp some stuffs.
sigh... I really must fix this soon. the problem is that I don't know what is
Anyway, since you have a shell open, I suggest you do the following.
Manually install the readline debs
with dpkg -i <files>
it might complain about some dependencies - I don't remember- so add --force-depends
Then do dpkg -i bash_2.02.1-1.4_powerpc.deb bash-builtins_2.02.1-1.4_powerpc.deb
Again it might complain, just add --force-depends again.
After doing this, try to open a shell.
if it works, then all is ok. if not.... then just keep this shell open! and wait for a new
bash release -should be soon, maybe after the weekend.
btw, if you by any chance use irc, i am on irc.debian.org as Feanor, usually on
debian-devel. I would gladly help.
I really hope I helped.
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