Dieter Ries <clip2@...> posted 200605280030.06641.clip2@...,
excerpted below, on Sun, 28 May 2006 00:30:04 +0200:
> THANK YOU DUNCAN!
> YOU FIXED IT.
> or better, i fixed it, but i would have been lost without your help. the
> quickpkg thing did the trick.
> first i was in doubt, cause quickpkg is not on the livecd fs, but then i
> started thinking, and then i untared stage and portage and made the
> first i untar'ed the package over /etc, but the i did it on root and it
> once again THANK YOU, you saved me a LOT of work!
Very glad to be of help! =8^)
As I said, I've been there, so I know it's not a pleasant feeling!
Fortunately, I had read about the glibc thing over a year earlier, in
O'Reilly's Running Linux, which I had picked up on a recommendation when I
started getting serious about Linux. That book paid for itself many times
over, and that was one of them! Had it not been for that, I too would
have been posting a frantic HELP!! message to an appropriate list, in my
case, after booting from my backup root.
So now I can say I've passed on the wisdom to at least one other person in
dire need! As I said, very glad I could help! =8^)
Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs.
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