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Linux: how to install perl-IO-Compress & zlib without YUM?!

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While trying to fix a "yum update" dependency error, I removed "perl-IO-compress" and "zlib"...and can no longer execute commands.

I get errors like this:

     [root@114070-www1 ~]# ls
     -bash: /bin/ls: No such file or directory

     [root@114070-www1 yum]# mkdir test
     -bash: mkdir: command not found

I tried re-installing the pacakages with yum but (predictably) get this error:

     -bash: /usr/bin/yum: No such file or directory

...how do I resolve this? Help!



ux: how to install perl-IO-Compress & zlib without YUM?!
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by:bearclaws75
ID: 34960651
FYI - these are my PATH and SHELL values:

# echo $SHELL
/bin/bash

# echo $PATH
/usr/kerberos/sbin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/root/bin
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by:upanwar
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Once reboot your system and then check. Sometimes system do like this.
After reboot If you still face the same issue then we will fix your issue.
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by:bearclaws75
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Ugh. I can't even reboot!

     #  /sbin/reboot
     -bash: /sbin/reboot: No such file or directory

     # sudo reboot
     -bash: sudo: command not found
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by:upanwar
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try to execute init 6
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by:bearclaws75
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same error:
 
    # init 6
    -bash: init: command not found
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upanwar earned 2000 total points
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Use the power button and do a hardboot with your system.

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by:bearclaws75
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This server is hosting remotely. I'll provide an update once the request to reboot has been completed.
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by:bearclaws75
ID: 34988614
This turned out to be a mess. I asked the hosting company to reboot the server and they found that the Hard Drive had been corrupted. This probably explains the original issues I was troubleshooting. Anyways, they had to swap out the drive and restore a system backup and now everything is working.

upanwar - thanks for the reboot tip. If they hadn't rebooted and found the hard drive error, I would have spent hours pulling my hair out trying to resolve things from the command line.
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