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Old 03-02-2003, 06:42 PM   #1
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Upgrading glibc*.rpm


Is this dangerous? Can I crash my system by doing this? It seems to me that I will have to do this if I'd like to install the latest XFree86 on my Mandrake 9.0 system...

Thanks for any reply,
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Old 03-02-2003, 06:56 PM   #2
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it's dangerous if you don't do it properly, but it should be fine. mine went jsut super. try a --test run to make sure first though
 
Old 03-04-2003, 05:31 PM   #3
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Right, I just upgraded. However now there are some things which are not working properly:
- rpm crashes when I am going to install a program
- mysql doesn't work (and I believe that it crashes because "resolveip" which comes with MySQL doesn't work properly).

I am not sure if I should shut down my computer yet, so I leave it on for tonight

This is what I did:
1. downloaded glibc-2.3.1-10mdk.src.rpm
2. Compiled it.
3. Installed:
glibc-2.3.1-10mdk
glibc-i18ndata-2.3.1-10mdk
glibc-devel-2.3.1-10mdk
glibc_lsb-2.2.90-11mdk
glibc-utils-2.3.1-10mdk
ldconfig-2.3.1-10mdk

I have downloaded the glibc_lsb package and compiled however because of the instability of rpm I can't install it. Is glibc_lsb important?

Any suggestions on at least how to fix RPM so that it works properly?
I'd be really grateful for any tip.

Regards Jens
 
Old 03-04-2003, 05:32 PM   #4
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To fix rpm do this:

rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
rpm --rebuilddb

What happened is your rpm database became corrupted. Thats how you fix it.
 
Old 03-04-2003, 05:35 PM   #5
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i had this a couple of days ago actually. i thought it was due to a power cut, but i guess it's obviously down to glib as i'd just upgraded mine too now i think of it, and rpm just segfaulted all the time. i know it's nothing to do with databases though, as i rebult it a number of times. you get it pretty easy on mandrake though, as you should still have urpmi working just fine, so download the newest cooker version of rpm 4.0.4-25 i think and then just install the package with urpmi instead of rpm.

if you didn't have urpmi then it wouldn't be too bad though, as you could just use mc or such like to pull out the binaries and install by hand.

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