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Re: URGENT - OpenBSD 3.1 problem
Ugh. You untared src.tar.gz in the wrong place, such that you
over wrote various things in /usr with the contents in src.tar.gz.
As an example, you blasted bin. You wanted to be in /usr/src
when you did the tar, not /usr.
You have something of a mess here. My suggestion would be
to save the relevant data in /etc and /var (you HAVE been making
backups of the web data, right?), and install either 3.3 or the
current snapshot as of today. If you aren't expert in dealing
with disasters like this, its far faster to simply save stuff, and
reinstall the world. Sometime when you have the leasure to
do this kind of stuff, try this again and work on fixing it. You
don't want to do that now however; you have a system to get
You wanted to update ssh, which is a good thing. You took the
radical route, but you'll be OK in the end. Just tell who ever that
you're going to have a few hours of down time. Don't panic.
The most important thing at the moment is to save config data
before you plunge ahead.
If you really can't do this, getting a fresh copy of /usr/lib should
get you going; it should (I think) fix the ld.so issue, but you still
have other problems in /usr. Gven whats happened, I think I'd
take the route of installation.
On Wednesday 17 September 2003 07:04 pm, Teren wrote:
> Hi, i have a openbsd 3.1 box mainly being used as a webserver. Today, i
> went to update ssh, and i found that i needed to put the src.tar.gz stuff
> into the usr partition. So, i downloaded it, and attempted to untar it in
> the /usr. Now, after it said it was untaring, it didn't have the src
> directory, just the tared version. Now, something got messed up majorly.
> I'm still logged in as root, so i have limited access, so i can do a
> little, but it won't let me do very many commands, I can't use any text
> editors or anything. FTP is still running along with web and everything
> else. What happens when I try to put in a command, it says "Failure reading
> ld.so". Nobody can login via ssh. What can I do to fix this? Thank you for
> your help, this is truly an emergency. Thanks again