i just found something VERY odd (at least to me) in the emerge log.
it unmerged glibc even though the only command given it was
emerge -v mozilla-firefox-bin
and that was it. here is the log snippet
1132791518: Started emerge on: Nov 23, 2005 19:18:38
1132791519: *** emerge --verbose mozilla-firefox-bin
1132791519: >>> emerge (1 of 1) www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin-1.0.7 to /
1132791519: === (1 of 1) Cleaning
1132791529: === (1 of 1) Compiling/Merging
1132791657: === (1 of 1) Updating world file
1132791657: === (1 of 1) Post-Build Cleaning
1132791669: >>> AUTOCLEAN: www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin
1132791669: --- AUTOCLEAN: Nothing unmerged.
1132791670: ::: completed emerge (1 of 1)
www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin-1.0.7 to /
1132791670: *** Finished. Cleaning up...
1132791677: === Unmerging... (sys-libs/glibc-2.3.5-r1)
1132791764: *** terminating.
1132791764: *** terminating.
i noticed when i installed open-office-bin back in october it did the same
thing for the same version of glibc so maybe thats normal?
even more confused now.
On Wednesday 23 November 2005 08:43 pm, Chuck wrote:
> ok.. now i'm baffled. i went to emerge mozilla-firefox-bin inside my guest
> it failed. i did not copy the error but it had to do with emerge .py files.
> this guest has run well for quite a while... then nothing would work. i
> could not execute any commands all were not found including ls. cd seemed to
> be the only thing that worked. it was almost like it could not search the
> disk....after stopping the guest, i see that everything is still there and
> have content but now the guest won't start. i tried unmounting the /vservers
> partition and remounting it. same thing.
> this is an entire gentoo system running
> with util-vserver-0.30.209
> portage was mounted using defaults in the default guest fstab
> i cannot even do a chroot /vservers/davin /bin/bash as it comes back with
> chroot: cannot run command `/bin/bash': No such file or directory .. yet it
> exists where it should be and is the correct size and from the host i can
> execute the bash shell in the guest bin path just fine.
> when trying to start the guest i get the following:
> eron davin # vserver davin start
> Davin starting
> vcontext: execvp("/sbin/init"): No such file or directory
> An error occured while executing the vserver startup sequence; when
> there are no other messages, it is very likely that the init-script
> (/sbin/init) failed.
> Common causes are:
> * /etc/rc.d/rc on Fedora Core 1 and RH9 fails always; the 'apt-rpm' build
> method knows how to deal with this, but on existing installations,
> appending 'true' to this file will help.
> Failed to start vserver 'davin'
> the only other variation in this whole thing is the host did an update on
> binutils on itself which doesnt touch the files in the guest. i do not do
> updates in the guest usually and this time was no exception. i was just
> reinstalling firefox-bin ..
> Vserver mailing list
-- Chuck "...and the hordes of M$*ft users descended upon me in their anger, and asked 'Why do you not get the viruses or the BlueScreensOfDeath or insecure system troubles and slowness or pay through the nose for an OS as *we* do?!!', and I answered...'I use Linux'. " The Book of John, chapter 1, page 1, and end of book _______________________________________________ Vserver mailing list Vserver@list.linux-vserver.org http://list.linux-vserver.org/mailman/listinfo/vserverReceived on Thu Nov 24 01:59:08 2005