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The cluster I am on had really old build tools and I needed to use CUDA5. I'm a pretty clever dude and I planned on building the necissary tools.

So, I built a local copy of gcc, bintools, and glibc. Everything a CUDA5 could want. All builds finished without error. and I tested gcc and bintools. Everything was wonderful and I built and ran a few of the programs.

I set up the LD_LIBRARY_PATHs in the .bashrc and logged back in, expecting a productive night ahead.

To my horror I realized that everything is dynamically linked.


Now I can't do simple commands like ls

[ex@uid377 ~]$ ls ls: error while loading shared libraries: __vdso_time: invalid mode for dlopen(): Invalid argument

and I can't do commands to fix the problem like rm or vim!


Is there a way for me to ssh but also to ignore .bashrc file? Any suggestions are much appreciated. This machine is obviously under maintained and I don't know when I could have administrator support.

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Apparently, I found a command that will work

[ex@uid377 ~]$ echo 'help!' >& .bashrc

This overwrote the .bashrc and I was able to log back in.


In retrospect doing export LD_LIBRARY_PATH='' would also fix this problem.

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