Re: Crash in fork.c on everything = install hosed
Malcolm Box wrote:
OK, that looks like it might fix things. But can anyone tell me how
to get the new version onto my machine given that both dpkg & apt-get
don't work at the moment? Is there some way to manually unpack the
files from the .deb into the right places?
Last time I broke libc, I fixed it by booting off my rescue (knoppix) cd.
Mounted all the filesystems under /mnt/debian. It looked like
I used knoppix to download the libc6 deb and copied it to the root
filesystem (/mnt/debian) of the hosed installation.
I then cd'd into /mnt/debian and did the following:
ar x PACKAGE.deb
That left 2 files, data.tar.gz and control.tar.gz. I untared data.tar.gz
It worked, I was fine. Just to be sure, I did an apt-get --reinstall
install libc6 to make sure everything was updated (package info, control