A recent upgrade to the Indian Kanoon server broke down the glibc dependency of many software packages. Glibc is one of the most critical pieces of libraries whose upgrade has definitely hoaxed the box. I came to the data center today trying to fix this problem and even the package manager was not working.
Booting from scratch and then reinstalling core components has produced some results. At least the package manager is working now and I am able to recompile glibc. The compilation is till going on and after these packages that depend on glibc need to be recompiled. Hopefully the server should be up soon.
I am extremely sorry for my mistake due to which other folks are suffering. And I promise not to do blind updates on a production server from now on.
Unfortunately the server could not be fixed today and had to bring the server to home. The server is fixed now but not accessible at indiankanoon.org You can access the server at http://220.127.116.11. You can get the search and access to documents. However, forums are not back yet because of the domain verification recaptcha.net. The server will be put back in the data center tomorrow and it will be back on indiankanoon.org Since the DNS queries are cached for a day it is not worth modifying the DNS entry.
The server is resored in the data center as of 1:00 AM IST.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
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