Re: missing libncurses.so.5 and other lib*
From: Brian Fundakowski Feldman (green_at_freebsd.org)
To: "Kevin Oberman" <email@example.com> Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 12:19:24 -0400
"Kevin Oberman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Date: Sun, 02 May 2004 19:33:21 -0700
> > From: Kris Kennaway <email@example.com>
> > Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Joshua Boyd wrote:
> > >> If you have a /rescue directory (which you should), then
> > >> boot into single user mode and specify /rescue/sh as your
> > >> shell. Next, mount your filesystems with /rescue/mount
> > >> and restore the missing libraries from your backup tapes.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > > Yes, I'm sure that he has backup tapes for his laptop. *rolls eyes*
> > You mean you don't back up the contents of your laptop that runs
> > -CURRENT? You must like living dangerously and/or spending lots of time
> > recovering from errors.
> Lots of people live dangerously for a long time without realizing it.
> I've been running CURRENT on my laptop since months before 5.0-Release
> and I think I've only had to resort to my backup once. If I had been
> luckier, it would have never happened. (And, if my timing had been a bit
> worse, it could have happened a LOT more often.)
> Until someone has been bitten, they almost never do backups and, after
> being bitten they get careless after a while. Takes a few bites (or a
> really nasty one) before the lesson is really learned.
I never lost a single thing to -CURRENT (lost a few "just modified" files to
SoftUpdates/fsck default behavior, though) on my system for over half a
decade -- in fact, I don't remember reinstalling since 1998 or so -- until
an actual hardware failure recently. One CPU fan stopped and the
temperatures got high enough I saw corruption of almost every partition on
one hard drive (thankfully, though, not /home).
I would never choose to equate running -CURRENT with "living dangerously."
I know there are several cases in the past where certain drivers have been
screwed up for a short period of time such that users of those
less-ubiquitous devices would see that, but not stuff like normal IDE hard
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