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 Recovering from a Runtime Linker Failure

"Imagine a situation where you are playing with the runtime linker (ld.so.1) and by accident you overwrite the default runtime linker with another linker that is incompatible or buggy. All of a sudden all dynamically linked applications stop working, including the user and system utility commands, and you see this error message:
Cannot execute /usr/lib/ld.so.1, Killed
Do not panic and do not close the terminal window in which you are working. A couple of simple steps will bring the system back to the normal state. You can use statically linked mv and cp binaries and a backup copy of ld.so.1 to recover from the runtime linker failure. The Solaris Operating System keeps statically linked utilities cp, mv, ln, rcp, and tar under /usr/sbin/static. The replica of ld.so.1 can be found under /etc/lib."


 (Submitted by Noel Fri May 21, 2004 )


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