Solved

Updating GLIBC on RedHat 9.0?

Posted on 2003-10-22
5
266 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
What are the specific steps to update the Glibc Packages. I tried it once and ended up having to do a update from the Boot CD. I have tried Google, but, I found others who had similiar problems, and how they tried to resolve them, but no concise guide on how to do the update.
0
Comment
Question by:mrmurdock
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
jlevie earned 40 total points
ID: 9609594
The easiest and cleanest way to update Glibc on a RedHat box is to use up2date. If that's not possible, then care must be taken to ensure that the correct rpm's are used.  Assuming we are talking about the updated Glibc from the RH 9 errata there are two possible procedures, as follows:

for a 686 class CPU (i.e., from 'uname -m' ) one must use:

  rpm -F glibc-2.3.2-27.9.i686.rpm \
            glibc-common-2.3.2-27.9.i386.rpm \
            glibc-debug-2.3.2-27.9.i386.rpm \
            glibc-devel-2.3.2-27.9.i386.rpm \
            glibc-profile-2.3.2-27.9.i386.rpm \
            glibc-utils-2.3.2-27.9.i386.rpm \
            nptl-devel-2.3.2-27.9.i686.rpm

for all other CPU's one uses:

 rpm -F glibc-2.3.2-27.9.i386.rpm \
            glibc-common-2.3.2-27.9.i386.rpm \
            glibc-debug-2.3.2-27.9.i386.rpm \
            glibc-devel-2.3.2-27.9.i386.rpm \
            glibc-profile-2.3.2-27.9.i386.rpm \
            glibc-utils-2.3.2-27.9.i386.rpm
   
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:pjedmond
ID: 11146849
Warning! up2date has kindly updated my glibc from the original to a 'buggy' one (the original v9.0) one. As a result, I can't update any further, and think that I'm going to end up completely reinstalling the system! (Just because it appears to be the easy option.

Having said that...NORMALLY up2date works sensibly.
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:jlevie
ID: 11147389
I wouldn't be surprised to find up2date behaing "oddly" since RedHat 9 went "end of life" on May 1.

If you install yum (http://linux.duke.edu/projects/yum/) you should be able to fix this.
0

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

I am a long time windows user and for me it is normal to have spaces in directory and file names. Changing to Linux I found myself frustrated when I moved my windows data over to my new Linux computer. The problem occurs when at the command line.…
Over the last ten+ years I have seen Linux configuration tools come and go. In the early days there was the tried-and-true, all-powerful linuxconf that many thought would remain the one and only Linux configuration tool until the end of times. Well,…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:

932 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now