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#1 2013-01-21 12:06:51

JohnColeman
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'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by udevd)

'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by udevd)

Can anyone help with this please? I'm at my wit's end.
I did pacman -Syu , carefully following the advice at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/De … iki:usrlib.
/lib turned into a symlink to usr/lib as promised - but my system has not booted since, throwing:

udevd: /usr/lib/libc.so.6: version 'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by udevd) ... and ending up at the recovery shell option.

I burned archlinux-2013.01.04-dual.iso to a CD to try and rescue the situation, and that boots OK.  But I can't fix my 'upgraded' system - always coming back to the same problem on reboot.

Can anyone tell me what I did wrong, and how to resurrect my system? - else I might have to go back to Debian!

Thanks.

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#2 2013-01-21 12:11:35

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Re: 'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by udevd)

What have you attempted from the live CD?


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#3 2013-01-21 12:35:50

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Re: 'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by udevd)

I mounted my dead system partitions and did arch-chroot /mnt then I repeated pacman -Syu and pacman -S glibc.  Apparently no problems but the system will not boot, as reported.

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#4 2013-01-21 12:40:39

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Re: 'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by udevd)

From the chroot, check that the file exists, and check `pacman -Qi glibc` for the version.


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#5 2013-01-21 14:17:42

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Re: 'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by udevd)

/lib/libc-2.17.so exists, and /lib/libc.so.6 as a symlink to it:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 Dec 26 10:23 /lib/libc.so.6 -> libc-2.17.so

pacman -Qi glibc reports:

Name           : glibc
Version        : 2.17-1
URL            : http://www.gnu.org/software/libc
Licenses       : GPL  LGPL
Groups         : base
Provides       : None
Depends On     : linux-api-headers>=3.7  tzdata
Optional Deps  : None
Required By    : a52dec  alsa-lib  attr  babl  bash  binutils  bzip2  cdparanoia  cfitsio  chmlib  convertlit  coreutils  cracklib  device-mapper  dhcpcd  diffutils  dosfstools  dotconf  eventlog  expat  faac  faad2  fakeroot  fftw  file  findutils  fribidi  fuse  gawk  gcc-libs  gdbm  grep  gsl  gsm  gutenprint  gzip  hspell  hyphen  initscripts  iproute2  iptables  json-c  kbd  keyutils  kmod  libasyncns  libburn  libcap  libcap-ng  libcdaudio  libcddb  libdatrie  libdiscid  libdmtx  libdrm  libexif  libffi  libglapi  libgpg-error  libgssglue  libical  libice  libidn  libiodbc  libirman  libjpeg-turbo  libksba  libmad  libmcrypt  libmowgli  libnl  libnova  libogg  libpcap  libpciaccess  libpipeline  libraw1394  libsigsegv  libtasn1  libusbx  libutempter  libvpx  libwbclient  libx86emu  libxau  libxdmcp  libytnef  lpsolve  lsof  m4  make  mcpp  mdadm  mkinitcpio-busybox  mtdev  ncurses  net-tools  nspr  openal  opencore-amr  orc  p11-kit  pacman  pam  patch  pciutils  perl  pixman  popt  ppp  procmail  pth  r8168-lts  readline  recode  run-parts  sdl  sg3_utils  sip  sudo  sysfsutils  sysvinit-tools  talloc  tar  tidyhtml  util-linux  v4l-utils  vte-common  wavpack  which  x264  xf86-input-evdev  xf86-video-fbdev  xf86-video-vesa  xorg-sessreg  xvidcore  zlib
Conflicts With : None
Replaces       : None
Installed Size : 38832.00 KiB
Packager       : Allan McRae <allan@archlinux.org>
Architecture   : x86_64
Build Date     : Wed Dec 26 10:23:56 2012
Install Date   : Mon Jan 21 11:31:54 2013
Install Reason : Explicitly installed
Install Script : Yes
Description    : GNU C Library

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#6 2013-01-21 14:22:46

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Re: 'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by udevd)

JohnColeman wrote:

/lib/libc-2.17.so exists, and /lib/libc.so.6 as a symlink to it:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 Dec 26 10:23 /lib/libc.so.6 -> libc-2.17.so

There's the problem.  Something went wrong in your glibc update - those should be in /usr/lib.

EDIT: perhaps this is not a problem if you only checked /lib/libc.so.6 as that would show up as yours did.  But you need to check for the file that is reported as missing: /usr/lib/libc.so.6

While you're at it, the results of `ls -l /` would also be worth a check.

Lastly, you don't have /usr/ on a separate partition do you?

Last edited by Trilby (2013-01-21 14:32:29)


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#7 2013-01-21 14:54:02

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Re: 'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by udevd)

Remember /lib turned into a symlink to usr/lib as promised ?

The libc files in my filesystem look just like those on archlinux-2013.01.04-dual.iso - which boots OK.

No, /usr is not on a separate partition.  I have boot, swap, root, home.

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#8 2013-01-21 14:56:13

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Re: 'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by udevd)

JohnColeman wrote:

Remember /lib turned into a symlink to usr/lib as promised

I remember you saying that - but I have no other evidence of that.  It's very easy to check for the file that is reported missing - why not actually check for it?


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#9 2013-01-21 16:01:56

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Re: 'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by udevd)

ls -l /usr/lib/libc.so.6
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 Dec 26 10:23 /usr/lib/libc.so.6 -> libc-2.17.so

re While you're at it, the results of `ls -l /` would also be worth a check. :

drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 Jan 20 20:19 bin
drwxr-xr-x  7 root root  1024 Jan 18 20:11 boot
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   318 Jul  2  2012 chroot.sh
drwxr-xr-x 18 root root  3340 Jan 21 14:58 dev
drwxr-xr-x 89 root root  4096 Jan 21 11:31 etc
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 Jul  1  2012 home
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root     7 Dec 26 10:23 lib -> usr/lib
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root     7 Dec 26 10:23 lib64 -> usr/lib
drwx------  2 root root 16384 Jul  1  2012 lost+found
-rw-r--r--  1 root root    70 Jan 21 13:57 lslibc.txt
-rw-r--r--  1 root root     0 Jan 21 15:01 lsroot.txt
drwxr-xr-x 12 root root  4096 Dec 16 17:44 media
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root  4096 Dec 17 16:57 mnt
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root  4096 Oct 24 16:17 opt
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  1843 Jan 21 14:01 pqglibc.txt
dr-xr-xr-x 76 root root     0 Jan 21 14:57 proc
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root  4096 Sep  3 09:44 rails
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 50780 Sep 13 19:03 regexer-1.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
drwxr-x--- 32 root root  4096 Jan  3 21:49 root
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root    40 Jan 21 14:59 run
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 Jan 21 11:31 sbin
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root  4096 Jan 18 20:08 srv
dr-xr-xr-x 13 root root     0 Jan 21 14:57 sys
drwxrwxrwt  2 root root    40 Jan 21 14:59 tmp
drwxr-xr-x 12 root root  4096 Jan 18 20:08 usr
drwxr-xr-x 14 root root  4096 Jan 18 20:12 var

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#10 2013-01-21 16:15:26

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Re: 'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by udevd)

Do you know what /lib64 is?  It's a bit outside my experience, but I run one i686 install and one x64.  Both only have /lib and /usr/lib.  As I understand it, if I enabled multilib on my x64 I might get a lib32, but I don't know what lib64 would be.


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#11 2013-01-21 17:16:29

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Re: 'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by udevd)

Do you know what /lib64 is?

Not really, the processor is AMD64 and multilib is enabled in pacman.conf.

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#12 2013-01-21 18:38:27

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Re: 'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by udevd)

Other than that, everything does look in order - I can't see where that error would come from.  Sorry if my "show me the evidence" attitude seemed cynical, but in troubleshooting we all think we have done everything right, but most problems come from when we are mistaken about that.


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#13 2013-01-21 19:12:22

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Re: 'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by udevd)

Trilby wrote:

Other than that, everything does look in order - I can't see where that error would come from.

Thanks anyway Trilby, for giving your time and effort to help me.  You're quite right about most problems being simple mistakes we have overlooked, that's why I appealed to this forum for some objective advice from others.  Unfortunately this wee problem is something of a show stopper just now.  In Scotland they might say that Arch Linux is from Disneyland..., because it ...disnae work.

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#14 2013-01-21 23:17:24

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Re: 'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by udevd)

This sounds like the problem may be in the initramfs.
I hope you did run mkinitcpio -p linux from the chroot after updating ?


Booting with apg Openrc, NOT systemd.
Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
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#15 2013-01-22 03:07:16

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Re: 'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by udevd)

The /lib64 symlink is normal as far as I can tell. It's created by the glibc 2.17-1 package but looks like it'll be created by the filesystem package shortly.

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#16 2013-01-22 10:16:42

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Re: 'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by udevd)

Hi guys, thanks.
Yes I remembered to do mkinitcpio -p linux - several times now!  At present all I can think to do is format the root partition with mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdc3 and start again, but that will involve a lot of work before I am back to where I was - assuming it works of course.  Comments please.

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#17 2013-01-22 18:15:27

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Re: 'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by udevd)

Had the same issue and worked around it (for now, at least) by reverting to the prior versions of systemd and libdrm, and reinstalling nss-myhostname.  The versions that worked for me were: libdrm-2.4.40-1-i686.pkg systemd-196-2-i686.pkg nss-myhostname-0.3-3-i686

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#18 2013-01-22 19:20:22

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Re: 'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by udevd)

Thanks coop, it's very interesting that you have seen this too.  My drastic Plan B is working out OK though, thanks mainly to having a separate home partition, which survived.  So, I re-formatted the root partition and followed the Beginners' Guide from there.  I've already reinstalled most of my favourite applications, as confirmed by the reappearance their icons on Xfce's launcher panel.

So I'm almost back in business, but my confidence in Arch Linux is badly shaken.  Just as well that /dev/sdb is partioned for booting Debian (and /dev/sda can still do Windows).

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#19 2013-01-22 19:50:08

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Re: 'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by udevd)

JohnColeman wrote:

So I'm almost back in business, but my confidence in Arch Linux is badly shaken.

Arch is NOT set up for people that only update once every 6 months or longer. The update that got you into trouble should have been taken care of last July.

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