quoth the David Bélanger:
> On Sat, Dec 10, 2005 at 01:12:05PM -0800, darren kirby wrote:
> > quoth the David Bélanger:
> > > On Wed, Dec 07, 2005 at 09:33:14PM -0800, darren kirby wrote:
> > >
> > > Did you try the glibc on the installation/Live CDs?
> > > If there is no packages, simply copy all the glibc files over and try
> > > it.
> > I have the universal install disk. The glibc package here will just be
> > source code wont it? I guess I could just re-unpack the stage 3 file, but
> > I am unsure how this will affect the packages I have already
> > installed/updated, such as everything you do after unpacking the stage
> > tarball in the install guide.
> > I am unsure of how to separate the glibc files from the rest in the stage
> > tarball.
> If you can boot a Live/Installation CD, there will be a glibc on the /
> filesystem mounted by the kernel. To get a list of files, you can use
> the database on your disk:
> Basically, you just want to have a valid set of files so that
> you can rebuild glibc.
> I erased before coreutils (ls, rm, cp, etc.) and I simply copied all of
> them from my Debian partition. For some weird version the ones on the
> Gentoo CD were not working... Once, I had valid binaries, I just
> re-emerged coreutils and everything was fine.
> Anyway, you might want to consider adding "buildpkg" to FEATURES in
> /etc/make.conf. That way, next time something goes wrong you just
> re-installed the previous version. buildpkg will do a tarball
> for everything that gets installed on your system. So, you never
> get stuck by not have a pre-compiled package.
A good idea...
> In any case, you can always extract the full base tarball from the
> installation CD. You will get more than what is needed but you
> wont have to reinstall. It messes a little the system but you
> can always remove later any files not owned by any installed ebuilds.
Thank you, this is what I'll do.
> David Bélanger
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