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Running RH 9.
I tried to updgrade my stock glibc packages (glibc, glibc common, glibc devel) to the latest updates from redhat, but rpm crashed with an incomprehensible error message (sorry, can't remember what) while installing one of them, leaving the system unusable.
It now won't boot at all (I get "Id "2" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes" messages and the system hangs).
I can access the file system with the RH rescue mode, but have no idea how to fix this problem. Can anything be done in this situation?
never EVER try to update glibc LOL
I don't think that's good advice.
If you're cautious and realize the kernel and glibc are the two major parts of Linux/GNU, then you should tell up2date to just D/L those packages, but install them manually.