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Old 01-13-2004, 05:48 PM   #1
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Newbie seeks upgrade glibc & gcc on SuSE 7.0

I've been looking at this, but don't feel I have enough information to proceed.

Can someone point me in the right direction to learn about making this kind of upgrade? I understand that the current version cannot simply be removed pending replacement so I don't want to mess this up.

Thanks in advance.
Old 01-13-2004, 10:50 PM   #2
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If there isn't an updated glibc RPM package for Suse7 then you better not upgrade it manually. In the worst scenario it can kill your entire system, because all your RPM packages were compiled against your current glibc, which is probably patched and may be compiled with specific options. If you really want to upgrade then I recommend backing up the drive first.
As for gcc in most cases you can safely remove the rpm package then compile and install from the source.
Old 01-14-2004, 09:17 AM   #3
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Many thanks.

That's sort of what I suspected, but needed to hear it from someone that knows.



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