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I followed the article here

http://www.archlinux.org/news/the-lib-directory-becomes-a-symlink/

Didn't work for me. Then I followed an advice in the sticky thread in archlinux forum

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1136253#p1136253

and did following.

pacman -Rdd glibc

This has rendered my system useless. All of the commands are not found including pacman. I don't want to reinstall arch. Is there any way to recover ?

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You have to boot your Sytem with the Arch Linux Live CD if you can't boot normally or can't do anything. I suggest you can boot but not do anything so boot from the Live CD.

You will have to mount your root mountpoint to mnt with

mount /dev/sdXXX /mnt

After that you wget the files you need from

https://www.archlinux.de/?page=Packages 

Then you restore the packages by manually unpacking them by

sudo tar -xvpf !PKGNAME! -C /mnt --exclude .PKGINFO --exclude .INSTALL

(!PKGNAME! is the file name)

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Thanks for the reply. I will give it a try and let you know. – rangalo Jul 30 '12 at 13:05

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