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Old 04-16-2003, 05:30 AM   #16
mhearn
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Umm, why are you trying to upgrade glibc?

Hint - do NOT compile it from the source, do NOT download random RPMs of it from the net. The only time you should *ever* upgrade glibc is when your distro puts out security updates for it on their updates service.

glibc is a core system component, if you play with it without understanding your system very well, you *will* break your installation completely.

As for installing packages, we're working on it.... not an easy problem to solve unfortunately
 
Old 04-16-2003, 08:59 AM   #17
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Umm, Because mplayer 0.90 rpm from rpmfind.net will not install without giving the error that the new glibc is needed. I don't want to have to do this, it just says it is needed.
 
Old 04-18-2003, 08:40 AM   #18
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Originally posted by heathpitts
Umm, Because mplayer 0.90 rpm from rpmfind.net will not install without giving the error that the new glibc is needed. I don't want to have to do this, it just says it is needed.
Instead of updating glibc for mplayer, you could compile mplayer yourself to match your glibc
 
Old 04-18-2003, 09:19 AM   #19
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well I got it working without upgrading glibc. I just compiled it myself and everything worked great. Thanks for the help!
 
Old 04-22-2003, 11:36 AM   #20
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yep sometimes building from sources does really help a lot to solve dependency problms:

$ rpmbuild --rebuild glibc*

And it may help a lot. First get the sources, of cource. :-)

If you install glibc and it fails do like this:

Take your installation disket 1

Start linux in emergency mode

uninstall installed glibc

$ rpm -e (glibc version which you installed)

Dont kill me if this does not work, this is how I was told to do. No real life experiences except when I installed glibc to redhat 9.0 it effected like an E-BomB! :-) No OS after that.

-Tommi
 
  


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