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Old 05-12-04, 10:11 PM   #1
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Default gentoo users: don't emerge system...

well, atleast don't do *anything* that would make you go back a version of glibc. i guess this is a bug (not sure if it's gentoo specific or not), and your entire system dies when you go backwards a version in glibc.

in order to prevent this, try emerge -pv glibc and see if it has D in the left hand field. if it does, don't emerge system.

anyway, it's just my warning... after working so long and hard to get my gentoo stage1 install next to perfect, this screwed it up =\.

afaik there is no known fix for this problem other than reformatting the filesystem. even reinstalling the bootstrap was useless to someone.

here's a thread for more information:

note: this may apply to other distributions as well, but i'm not sure
hardware murdered so far: geforce 5900u, deceised: sat on it. geforce 6600gt deceised: improperly mounted heatsink. 3 asus a7n8x-e deluxe motherboards, deceised: unsure. mobile amd xp2600 processor, deceised: chipped core due to compusa heatsink. dfi lanparty ultra b, deceised: unsure, third memory bank went out. samsung cd burner 48x40x48, deceised: unsure, will only read pressed cd's very slowly. samsung TH552C dvd burner (dual layer), deceised: same as other samsung . 10gb seagate 5200rpm drive, deceised: tried fixing a pin that was pushed into the drive by inserting an ide cable upside down. 40gb maxtor drive, deceised: maxtor manufacturer. 80gb western digital, deceised: unnatural causes. swan xt10, deceised: brutal pre-meditated murder, even video taped (it wasn't y2k compliant). logitech mx510, deceised: death by electricution. ati remote wonder, deceised: death by electricution.
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