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  1. #1

    If it ain't broke...

    I installed some updates and bug fixes from Mandriva 2006. Now, I can't become SU anymore since I get this message:

    su: /lib/ no version information available (required by su)
    su: /lib/ no version information available (required by su)
    su: incorrect password

    How do I fix this since I can't remove the packages I installed without becoming SU?

    Anyone know??


  2. #2
    Linux Guru Juan Pablo's Avatar
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    Mar 2006
    I suppose you can get some new files from Mandriva CDs and then copy them to your actual install using a Live CD, it shouldn't be too hard
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  3. #3
    Which files do I get from the CD and which ones are they?


    ...and how do I do it. (Sorry, idiot alert!!)


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    Dec 2005
    Vancouver, WA

    Maybe this will help

    When I was updating some files in 2007, I saw something about that, atleast I think anyway. There was files for you to examine when you updated, it contain the information. If that isn't the case, then there is an additional update that corrects that problem. It says something about PAM not linking right with the root user..... yadayada(I can't remember) Anyways check the mandriva forums.

  6. #5

    Is there a way where I can find out which files I changed and unchange (remove) them?

  7. #6

    Is There Anybody Out There????!!!!!

    Is There Anybody Out There????!!!!!

  8. #7
    Linux Guru fingal's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    Birmingham - UK

    If it was me I would boot from the installation disk, and select 'upgrade' (rather than any install from scratch options). Provided you have /home on a separate partition you should be fine. If not, then you'll probably lose some personal files. I think upgrading will just revert back to the system files on the disk.

    It's always best to keep system files and the stuff you create yourself separate. It should work, but no guarantees with that.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

  9. #8

    Bye Linux

    Picked up a Windows XP cd. It was free too.

    I'm done with Linux for now.

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