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Updating GLIBC on RedHat 9.0?

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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.
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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
   
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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.
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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.
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