Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 559571
libcom_err.so.2 missing after upgrade from F10
Last modified: 2010-12-03 18:41:50 EST
Description of problem:
I upgraded F10 on my T41 laptop to F12 using preupgrade. The upgrade process completed to point or reboot. After reboot the system would not complete startup, failing to prompt for root password or Ctrl D to skip.
Entering root password takes you to shell.
Error msg is :
libcom_err.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
once in shell file system is accessible. find / -name libcom_err.so.2 does not succeed.
RPM query shows libcom_err is not installed
rpm -qa | grep libcom_err
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
upgrade from F10 to F12
System fails to fully boot.
Recovered system by installing libcom_err from rpm sourced via USB drive. (I tried yum but it would fail looking for libcom_err.so.2)
Actions from recovery shell ---
# remount filesystem for rw
mount / -o rw,remount
# mount usb
mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/sdb1 /media
# install rpms from USB drive
# libcom_err-1.41.9-5.fc12.i686.rpm and
rpm -Uvh /media/libcom*
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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