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From: James Cloos <cloos@...>
Subject: Re: Glibc Update Breaks Open/LibreOffice -- Can't Downgrade
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2011 17:06:11 -0400
>>>>> "FP" == Frank Peters <frank.peters@...> writes:

FP> But is there a way to override the emerge refusal to allow
FP> a downgrade to glibc?  That is what I need to do.

If you edit the glibc-2.13-r3 entry in /var/db/pkg to call it -r2,
you should be able to sneak in a downgrade.

Something like (untested):

:; mv /var/db/pkg/sys-libs/glibc-2.13-r3 /var/db/pkg/sys-libs/glibc-2.13-r2
:; cd /var/db/pkg/sys-libs/glibc-2.13-r2
:; mv glibc-2.13-r3.ebuild glibc-2.13-r2.ebuild
:; perl -pi -e 's/2.13-r3/2.13-r2/g' PF
:; bunzip2 environment.bz2
:; perl -pi -e 's/2.13-r3/2.13-r2/g' environment
:; bzip2 environment

would probably convince portage that you have -r2 installed.  It should
then let you re-install -r2 via emerge =sys-libs/glibc-2.13-r2.

I found a backup of my old stage3, chroot(2)ed to that, upgraded it to
2.13-r2, used quickpkg to make a pkg file (forgot to specify --buildpkg)
and untar(1)ed that over / to get a working box again.

-JimC
-- 
James Cloos <cloos@...>         OpenPGP: 1024D/ED7DAEA6



References:
Glibc Update Breaks Open/LibreOffice -- Can't Downgrade
-- Frank Peters
Re: Glibc Update Breaks Open/LibreOffice -- Can't Downgrade
-- Volker Armin Hemmann
Re: Glibc Update Breaks Open/LibreOffice -- Can't Downgrade
-- Frank Peters
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