A broken link after brutal power-off?

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Tue Mar 22 15:09:24 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2011-03-22 at 14:43 +0100, Luigi Votta wrote:
> Hi all, 
> today after the updates I get a blank screen and some missing icons as
> already reported here by other people. So i decided to undo all this
> update to the previous system snaphot (yum history undo #).
> I've tried to reboot but the system hanged so I powered-off.
> After that the system was unable to boot (Kernel panic it said relative
> to a library (libgcc).
> Rebooted with f14 and after investigation i found a broken link:
> /lib/libgcc_s.so.1 ----> libcc_s_4.6.0-20110321.so.1
> instead of 
> /lib/libgcc_s.so.1 -> libgcc_s-4.6.0-20110318.so.1 
> So, probably the abrupt action was the cause of this ?!

Looks to me like you rebooted while the yum process was still going;
specifically, while gcc was being downgraded. So you got stuck with a
broken gcc. Just a guess, but that's what I would say happened.
Adam Williamson
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