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Old 04-12-2005, 06:16 PM   #1
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question about rpm

Hi all, i have a small question about rpm. I am trying to install a newer version of glibc on a linux box but it gives dependency errors. Can i install the newer version of glibc using
rpm -Uvh --nodeps packagename. Will there be any problem by doing this.
Can any one please tell me about this.

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Old 04-12-2005, 06:20 PM   #2
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you "can" install it, but the reason rpm gave you errors, is that it WILL break things.

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Old 04-12-2005, 07:25 PM   #3
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Glibc is a dependency for a lot of packages on your system. Don't forcefully upgrade it because you will nd up with a broken system. The best way to upgrade it is through a package manager like APT/SYNAPTIC or YUM.
Old 04-13-2005, 05:22 PM   #4
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Openssh upgrade problem

Hi, thanks for your replies, I actually needed the new version of glibc as i had to upgrade to openssh 4.0 so i downloaded openssh-4.0p1-2.i386.rpm. I installed the glibc with nodependency check and it worked fine. I then used yum to upgrade to openssh 4.0 but it gave me the following errors

Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: Fedora Linux / stable for Red Hat Linux 3AS (i386)
retrygrab() failed for:
Executing failover method
failover: out of servers to try
Error getting file
[Errno 4] IOError: HTTP Error 404: Not Found

i guess the link is not working. So itried no upgrade it using rpm with depency check and it gave me the following errors

warning: openssh-4.0p1-2.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 30c9ecf8
error: Failed dependencies: is needed by openssh-4.0p1-2 is needed by openssh-4.0p1-2
libselinux >= 1.17.9 is needed by openssh-4.0p1-2 is needed by openssh-4.0p1-2
i think we need libcrypto shared libraries, where can i get them and how to install them.

Could you please tell me about this,
thanks and bye


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