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Old 11-18-2004, 07:34 AM   #1
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rpm troubles


ok iam trying to upgrade my mozilla to firefox and i having some major difficultys.....
here is wat i can say
first off i trying installing the firefox rpm and i get this msg
GLIBC_2.3.2' not found
then i decided ok ill go d/l this rpm from rpm search and i did then i get this msg when i try and install this rpm.
packages not found
unlocatable package
glibc-common = 2.3.2-95.3
glibc = 2.2.93
so then i download both those and first off i try and install the rpm 2.2.93 ok good so far, now
it tells me i already have this rpm installed now how is this if it says i need it but its installed already so then i try th glib-common and get this
package not found
glibc-common = 2.2.93-5
tzdata >=2003a
rpm are giving me major headaches someone pls tell me wat i am doing wrong here PLS i beg u lol
 
Old 11-18-2004, 09:22 PM   #2
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no advice yet
 
Old 11-18-2004, 10:27 PM   #3
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The "GLIBC_2.3.2 not found" error refers to internal version stuff inside the GLIBC library. Glibc 2.3.2 came out quite a while ago. Is your distro old? I think what's happening here is:

1. the Firefox you have was compiled for a newer disto.
2. The glibc RPMs you have require other things you haven't upgraded.

Anyway, you don't say where you got your RPMs. Installing RPMs not meant for your distro (even ones for a different version of the same distro!) can cause problems. I'd recommend first finding the latest glibc RPM for the version of your distro you are using. Then see if your distro has Firefox RPMs.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 10:44 PM   #4
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This is what is commonly refered to as "rpm hell" now you know why. Try to use rpm's that are for your distribution and release of distro ie don't try to install redhat 9 package on fedora etc. Install apt-rpm and find a repository it will figure out the dependancies for you. Or you could switch to a Debian based distro that's what I did several years back.
 
Old 02-08-2005, 12:49 PM   #5
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RH 8.0 w/ Mozilla Firefox 1.0 GLIBC ERRORS



I also encountered that same error when attempting to install mozilla firefox on my Red Hat 8.0 Box.....

so i have tried to find the glibc_2.3.2 that it requires....but to no avail...

So if anyone knows where i can get at least GLIBC 2.3.2 or newer for my RH8 box...let me know...thanks!

 
Old 02-08-2005, 01:08 PM   #6
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What distro. It may be a bit on the old side. I couldn't install firefox (even the loki style installer) on mandrake 9.0... I had to upgrade the OS on that PC first...
 
Old 02-08-2005, 01:16 PM   #7
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What distro. It may be a bit on the old side. I couldn't install firefox (even the loki style installer) on mandrake 9.0... I had to upgrade the OS on that PC first...
Actually, I just figured it out.....for Red Hat 8.0, you need to download the glibc updates from the red hat site....including the glibc_2.3.2 and the
glibc_common that goes with the version.....
 
  


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