100 Films scanned

My effort of scanning my collection of negatives has just reached the 100th film. Once ready there will have been about 3600 photos scanned. This film contains pictures dated from 2000. So, only about 3½ years to go before I started using a digital camera. To come this far took me about 1½ years. Not very fast, but for doing this mostly in the evenings this is still fast enough.

Goofed at home

The compilation and the binary installs of Gentoo 2006.1 went very fine on the three systems in the company, which I’m operating with Gentoo. At home however I had to boot into Knoppix, to start a rescue operation. The only thing, that I forgot was to correct the USE flags to include nptlonly before starting the binary installation of the compiler and glibc. Atleast messages in the Gentoo forums seems to indicate that this was the reason. The effect was, that nearly at the end of the glibc installation, the installation aborted and each time I tried to invoke a new command, I received a message like this:

sh: relocation error: /lib/tls/libc.so.6: symbol _dl_out_of_memory, 
    version GLIBC_PRIVATE not defined in file ld-linux.so.2 with link
    time reference

I had to boot into Knoppix, mount the Gentoo root-fs and remove the glibc 2.4 files from /lib (luckily the 2.3.6 files were still present) , recreate some links by hand, so that I was in a situation where I could chroot into the Gentoo system and start a recompilation of the glibc.

After that Gentoo booted up fine again and I could restart the installation of the remaining roughly 1100 binary packages (at home I have about 100 packages more installed).

It’ always pays off to have a Knoppix CD handy.