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I tried to download some patches from:
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-325.html#Red%20Hat%20Linux%209
to update my redhat 9.

When I tried "rpm -i glibc-common-2.3.2-27.9.7.i386.rpm", the screen said the package conflicts with file from package glibc-common-2.3.2-11.9.  I supposed "glibc-common-2.3.2-11.9" is the current glibc package in my redhat 9. But because of lots of dependencies, I can not remove "glibc-common-2.3.2-11.9".

What I need to do to do the sucessful upgrade? Another question is there are quite a lot of package files of glibc, e.g. glibc-2.3.2-xx.rpm, glibc-common-2.3.2-xx.rpm,glibc-debug-2.3.2-xx.rpm, glibc-devel-2.3.2-xx.rpm etc and etc. What are these different packages for?
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by:jlevie
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What you really need to do is to use up2date against RedHat's servers or Yum (see http://linux.duke.edu/projects/yum/) to do this update. There are a number of files involved, and not just those that begin with glibc.
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by:victorli
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Thanks jlevie, I browsed the url of yum and downloaded a .rpm file and a .tar.gz file. But it seems there is no examples explain how to install or how to use it. Could you please give me a quick example?

Regards
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rpm -ih yum-2.0.6-1.noarch.rpm to install. Then follow
http://www.phy.duke.edu/~rgb/General/yum_HOWTO/yum_HOWTO/yum_HOWTO-10.html to use it.
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by:tolgadalkilic
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try installing your updated packages as:
rpm -Uvh glibc-common-2.3.2-27.9.7.i386.rpm

this means upgrade the package.

If you want to use yum type package manager, try SYNAPTIC
it is X-based, graphical tool, checks dependencies and does a lot of things more.
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by:victorli
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thanks everybody, I will try what you suggested on Monday and get back to you later.
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by:victorli
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(1) when I tried "rpm -Uvh glibc-common-2.3.2-27.9.7.i386.rpm" the screen said:
V3 DSA signature: NOLKEY, Key ID ....
dependicies:
glibc-common=2.3.2-11.9 is needed by (installed)  glibc-2.3.2-11.9

(2) After installing Yum, I tried "yum upgrade glibc-common-2.3.2-27.9.7.i386.rpm" but the screen said:
Cannot find any package matching glibc-common-2.3.2-27.9.7.i386.rpm available to be upgraded.

for (1), I use rpm to query and found glibc-common-2.3.2-11.9 package has been already installed.
for (2) I checked the documentation but still not get through, could you please give more detailed instructions? Thanks.


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(1) isn't going to work because of dependancies. As I said earlier there are several packages that are needed, including at least:

glibc-2.3.2-27.9.7
glibc-common-2.3.2-27.9.7
glibc-utils-2.3.2-27.9.7
nscd-2.3.2-27.9.7

and possibly:

glibc-debug-2.3.2-27.9.7
glibc-devel-2.3.2-27.9.7
glibc-profile-2.3.2-27.9.7

depending on what's currently installed. And to make it a bit more complex it is important to upgrade with the correct CPU architecture RPM's.

As to (2). What you should do, with yum installed, is to simply execute 'yum update' and allow it to update all outstanding errata.
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Thanks, everybody.
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