Fernando J. Pereda’s blag

June 21, 2008

Sometimes, stuff goes wrong

Filed under: blag — Tags: , , — Fernando J. Pereda @ 4:55 pm

While doing some hacking on a virtual machine, VMWare decided to crash. After rebooting the computer (its kernel part was screwed up too) and restarting the virtual machine nothing seemed to work; rm, tr, sort and friends segfaulted.

The most interesting bit, however, was cat:

cat running parts of paludis?

Well, apparently paludis is to blame for this one too.

I ended up hardlinking lots of stuff to /bin/busybox and was able to rebuild paludis, coreutils and some other stuff. Everything seems to be working again. It is not the first time that an static build of busybox has saved me lots of pain.

— ferdy

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