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Old 11-17-2004, 09:21 AM   #1
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Question updating GLIBC on SuSE Server 8.0


Hi,
I have a SuSE Enterprise 8 Server set up on an i586 platform. I had downloaded the rpms for GLIBC-2.3.2-6 from rpmfind and used YaST2 to install it. However, when I run rpm -qa | grep glibc , (I assume this is the correct command. I am learning the linux system and am not an expert by any means) to find the current version of glibc it returns the following:
glibc-i18ndata-2.2.5-163
glibc-2.2.5-164
glibc-locale-2.2.5-163

Although it appears that the new version of glibc installs OK (I don't receive an error, no dependancy issues), it apparently doesn't work right. Hence I cannot install other packages due to the version of glibc that is on my system.

Can anyone help me out with this issue?

Thanks,
Ken
 
Old 11-17-2004, 10:37 AM   #2
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go back to the default glibc and try an
rpm -Uvh glibc*

oh and try suse specific rpms..

Last edited by ganja_guru; 11-17-2004 at 10:39 AM.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 11:38 AM   #3
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Thanks ganja_guru,

The package i had downloaded from rpmfind was for SuSE Linux 8.2 for i386 (glibc-2.3.2-6.i586.rpm). The distro i am using (SuSE Linux enterprise server 8) is a fully functional evaluation version i got from Novell. However, there are no updates available from Suse or Novell for this. I am assuming that the file I got from rpmfind is appropriate.

Anyway, I ran the command you suggested and got the following error:
SUSE1:~ # rpm -Uvh glibc-2.3.2-6.i586.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
glibc = 2.2.5 is needed by lsb-runtime-1.2-37
glibc = 2.2.5 is needed by glibc-locale-2.2.5-163

I am going to see if these are someting I can upgrade also, then try again. Anything else I should be looking at?

Thanks,
ken
 
Old 11-17-2004, 06:48 PM   #4
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how abt rpm -Uvh --nodeps glib*
 
Old 11-17-2004, 06:49 PM   #5
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wait a sec...im not so sure suse linux enterprise 8 and suse 8.2 are the same thing.....
 
Old 11-18-2004, 01:03 PM   #6
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I was thinking the same thing. Is there anyway to determine the version other than from the lable on the install media?

I just set up another system (lucky we just took a bunch of machines out of service. They now become my personal lab ). I installed Fedora Core 2 and am able to do some of the installs that I want on that box. Still struggling with some dependency issues regarding upgrading samba from v3.0.3 v3.0.7, but its not imperative, and it gives me a problem to try to solve.

Thanks for all you help!
 
  


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