Thanks for the quick response.
>> FATAL ERROR:>> Both /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpng12.so.0 and
>> /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpng12.so.0 exist.
> This is weird, because I see nothing in the package which would create
> this link.
I don't think that was due to usrmerge, I think it was related to me having both
libpng12-0 and libpng16-16 installed (?). usrmerge only gets the blame for
everything that happened afterwards. :)
> You can boot from a live CD and chroot or add init=/bin/bash to the > kernel
> command line. Then fix the libpng thing and keep running usrmerge
> until it complets.
Thanks for the hint. Adding init=/bin/bash (and changing a ro to rw) worked.
I still had some problems to resolve after that:
1. I could not trivially run convert-usrmerge again. It failed because perl
could not find libcrypt.so.1. LD_LIBRARY_PATH worked for that. The script
completed, but reported a number of broken links.
2. On reboot, /sbin/init failed and the system panicked.
ldd /usr/sbin/init revealed a number of missing libraries, eg librt.so.1.
The issue was the same in every case. In /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu,
librt.so.1 was a circular symlink pointing to
There was a librt.so.1.usrmerge-broken link pointing to librt-2.24.so, which
was correct. So basically I had to rename all the *usrmerge-broken links.
The full list of affected items was:
After fixing all these, the system seems ok again.