I inadvertently broke the /usr/lib on my FreeBSD 4.7 box. Here's how
* In an xterm as root, I issued the command "ldconfig -r" as root,
and attempted to copy the ldconfig output using the mouse. I
selected the first 20 lines of this output with the mouse, and was
about to paste it into an editor, when I inadvertently pressed the
middle button while the cursor was still in the xterm.
* The system immediately froze. I rebooted the system in single user
mode, fsck'ed the filesystems, then mounted them. I then issued
"ctrl d" to allow the boot sequence to continue, which it did.
* The built-in ldconfig issued many errors, all of them stating that
/usr/lib components had an invalid file formats. I rebooted the
system back to single user, and issued an "ldconfig -r" which
listed the ld-elf "so.hints" search directories, together with all
the actual load libraries for elf .
* I assumed that the first 20 library files were corrupted, and
sought to replace these with files from a /usr/lib library that I
found on the web.
* Working in single user mode I now find that when I attempted any
command that sends formatted output to the screen (e.g. ls -la), I
get the following message:
"/usr/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: /usr/lib/libncurses.so.5: Shared object
has no run-time symbol table"
* It seems to me that the approximately first 20 /usr/lib files have
* However the system continues to boot the kernel OK.
How can I fix this?
Any tips or advice will be greatly appreciated
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