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Old 05-27-09, 11:36 AM   #3
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Default Re: Reinstalling userland only (without taking X11 down)

Originally Posted by Dragoran View Post
Extract the archive and copy the files by hand.
That doesn't quite work since you miss all the symlinks and the location for the 32 bit versions and all the other stuff that is done by the install program at runtime. The package only contains the very lowest level of actual *.so files. It's not like an rpm where `rpm2cpio foo.rom | cpio -di` gets the job done in an emergency.

The install program used to be a shellscript IIRC, but now it's an ELF binary and I can't seem to find a way to make it think the modules isn't already loaded (nor, as I said, to make it not care).

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