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Old 07-09-2003, 06:45 PM   #1
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glibc problem


I recently Upgraded my glibc and binutils rpm's using the "rpm -U" command. Come and find out I really needed the original version shipped with 7.2. Is it possible to backout an rpm upgrade? If not is it safe to uninstall the glibc rpm's, how about the binutils? Thanks.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 12:48 AM   #2
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Its safe to uninstall glibc rpm and the other one. Just do this:
query which package is installed-->
rpm -qf filename
uninstall a package-->
rpm -e filename

Download old glibc from the internet, you can find it at rpmseek.net or google it.
Then installed your old rpm-->
rpm -ivh filename
 
Old 07-10-2003, 10:51 AM   #3
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I don't see how I can do this. When I try to uninstall it gives me a breaking dependencies error. I tried the --force arguement and got the following
"rpm -e --force glibc-common-2.3.2-11.9
rpm: only installation, upgrading, rmsource and rmspec may be forced"
Basically I want to uninstalll the following rpms:
glibc-devel-2.3.2-11.9
glibc-2.3.2-11.9
glibc-common-2.3.2-11.9
binutils-2.13.90.0.18-9
I made the mistake of upgrading these files and want the original 7.2 versions back. Is it possible to do a uninstall of the rpm Upgrade? Are we sure these rpms can be removed safely? Thanks.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 11:15 AM   #4
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I did some research and this is what I found: This particular package
contains the most important sets of shared libraries: the standard C
library and the standard math library. Without these two libraries, a
Linux system will not function. So, I was wrong. You cant get rid of it like that. You could try doing it with a rescue disk (?) Doesnt the most recent glibc support the (package) you want to install/use???
 
  


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