[CentOS] Accidentally removed glibc & glibc-devel :: Help

Michael Watters wattersm at liquidweb.com
Fri Sep 14 20:27:35 UTC 2007

geekylucas wrote:
> Hi,
> I attempted to ugprade glibc & glibc-devel and ended up removing them
> entirely by accident.  *idiot*
> What are the steps needed to get glibc back onto my system.
> Absolutely nothing is working at the moment, rpm, yum, etc.  I presume
> I'm going to have to boot from a rescue CD of some kind.
> If someone could outline how to do this, or point me to some docs I
> would be most grateful.  (CentOS 4.3)
> LC.
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You should be able to boot the install CD in rescue mode and chroot to 
your install, just use yum or rpm to reinstall the packages then.  RPM 
also has a chroot option so you can just set the path to wherever your 
drive is mounted.

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