Big problem, updated openssl on ZMLArch, now broke.

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Big problem, updated openssl on ZMLArch, now broke.

Post by kp4djt » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:20 pm

Folks,
I did a update on ssl because the ntpd daemon was complaining about the libcrypto. so file, now every thing else is complaining about not having the old one, how do I get back to the original files for libcripto. I think it was 0.9.8, now it is 1.0 and nothing wants to work. I need to get back to the old one. I did a pacman update on openssl and that is what hosed things so I need to back out to the older version.

I checked the Arch Linux site, it says to look in /var/cache/pkg, but I did so and there is nothing there. I looked in another area and found all of the
packages on the machine but the old openssl.0.9.8 is not longer in the cach/pkg area.

Is this a full reload or what? Pacman does not want to work it complains about missing libcrypto.0.9.8 along with about anything else.
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Post by rdmelin » Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:55 pm

Sorry about the slow reply. If you haven't given up already:
Boot up the livecd.
Run "bacman" openssl.
Copy the recreated package to your hard drive installation.
Reboot from the harddrive.
Install the package with "pacman -U" <package_file>

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Post by kp4djt » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:10 pm

Russ,
Thank you, I fixed it sort of using the sledge hammer approach, I found the old openssl package and untar'd it. It appears to have put the needed files in the right places, I was able to reboot and off it went. There are still files in there that probably need to be replaced, but now I will make note of your info and keep it handy if I do a stupid again (as I know I will). We are all busy I know so do not worry about the delay, I was able to figure out a work around. Anyhow pacman would not work with the new openssl package, I had to get the old one in there anyhow in order to get it back working.

Just invoking pacman to see the short help would cause it to abend with a wrong libcryptsomething-0.9.8 needed.

Perhaps I should go back in there and run the instructions you gave me to clean out the old files. I also found a page that shows how to setup the package manager on the rev level of Arch Linux we are using on the LiveCD. That way when I pull in something it will not complain due to the older files that I think I do not want to touch, like the openssl stuff.

I do have one question, I went to install xawtv and it complained about some of the video libs, I wanted to install it so I could check out some
analogue cameras, I am pretty sure those libs it wanted to trash are the ones that we use to process the video at a faster rate.

What do you recommend for that sort of thing?
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Post by rdmelin » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:04 pm

You can get the src package from here:
http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/xawtv/
Extract it, cd to the xawtv folder, and run "makepkg"
This will build the package against the libjpeg installed on the system. Install it with pacman -U ...

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Post by kp4djt » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:48 am

Russ
Thank you I will do it. Also are you still taking funds for the site where the code is stores?
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Post by rdmelin » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:55 pm

I've let the hosting site go. jameswilson has put the iso up here:
http://www.thesecurityinstaller.co.uk/c ... h-live-cd/
Curtis Hall also made his sourceforge hosting available but I havent been able to upload the file through their web browser only interface.
I'll update the sticky post to point to the new location

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