Subject: Re: current libc failure
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Ken Wellsch <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/22/2001 11:25:16
So maybe this is on 64 bit architectures?  I'd mumbled about precisely
this same effect a week or so ago on the Alpha port.  I do the same thing
in order to recover to what behaves like a stable system again (e.g. I
could build new kernels, do a make UPDATE=1 build etc.)  Cheers,  -- Ken

Martin Husemann wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm not yet sure if this affects all ports, I noticed on sparc64 and
> investigation didn't reveal anything real yet.
> I did a cvs update a few hours ago, booted new kernel and build a new libc.
> After installing libc, *many* programs start to fail, including: su, getty,
> gdb, ktrace and who.
> Removing the libc symlink and pointing it to an older version (
> made everything happy again.
> So, folks, be carefull when upgrading right now; and better keep a root shell
> around.
> Martin