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Alex Bennee wrote:
> Applogies for the cross-post. I'm unsure if this is and amd64 specific
> problem or a more general b0rkage.
> I've posted about my failing glibc emerges before:
> I think I've narrowed it down to ldconfig running during the emerge. In
> fact at the moment any time I run ldconfig it breaks the system so that
> I cannot spawn any new shells (they segfault straight away). I can
> restore my system by untaring a rescue glibc binary.
> Can anyone give me any hints on how to diagnose the problem with
> ldconfig and why things stop working when its done?
> I'm currently building a parallel world on a second partition (in a
> chrooted environment) to see if there are any differences between the
> two setups (i.e a subtle breakage occured and was never picked up).
> Alex, homepage: http://www.bennee.com/~alex/
> It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human
> being. -- Benjamin Disraeli
I had a similar problem (actually with plain x86) a couple months ago. That was with glibc-126.96.36.19940808-r1. Lately I've been using glibc-2.3.5 with no problems. What version do you have?
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