How to install or re-install a package in rescue mode.

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Issue

  • Critical glibc package has been deleted, how can it be reinstalled?
  • The glibc libraries got deleted on my system accidentally, now I am unable to login to system.
  • We are getting "/lib/ld-linux.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory" error when executing any commands on my Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.
  • Not able to chroot in rescue mode after critical packages got removed from system.
# /bin/mkdir rpm
-bash: /bin/mkdir: /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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