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Old 09-02-2003, 09:11 PM   #1
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Glibc update walkthrough


I am downloading Glibc 2.3 and am about to (hopefully) install it on my Mandrake 9 box which has a Glibc 2.2. I have also found a program that specifically asks for a glibc 2.3 and I tried running it, resulting in an error message indicating the need for 2.3. Knowing little about this, can you guys help walk me through updating this without shattering Mandrake? I bet I will obviously need root and my files are either under /etc or /usr somewhere.

Also: I need help setting up Bison. I saw no documentation with it and haven't yet seen documentation on it. (now watch me hit Freshmeat and then find documentation on the Bison project site.) I guess that would be another walkthrough altogether though.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 07:52 PM   #2
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Nobody got time for me?

Let me guess, that's in a walkthrough I haven't found yet on gnu.org.

I especially need to know where they are located.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 12:21 PM   #3
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AIUI, one does _not_ update glibc. It's one
of the core parts of the kernel. Trying to
change it may well tank your system. The
advice I've seen (I've been looking too) is
to upgrade your system in its entirety. Lots
and lots of things depend on glibc ... So
don't remove it!

It might be possible to have two versions, I've
seen rumors of that, but that scares me too.
 
Old 11-21-2003, 09:57 PM   #4
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If it isn't a good idea to just update your glib files, why the white-tail deer do they package the glib files seperate? Why not always put the kernel with the glib files? ...or if they don't do that, why don't they warn you about it? I downloaded a glib2.3 tarbal that has no documentation of a kernel and no warning relating to a kernel. That's part of the reason why I think it may be plenty do-able to just slap new glib files in and be done with it (unless they of course changed the interphase of something!).
 
  


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