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Old 04-12-2004, 12:06 AM   #1
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Help! Installed the i686 kernel & glibc packages instead of the i386 version

Distro: Red Hat Linux 9.0

I mistakenly updated to the i686 versions of the kernel and glibc.

I read that removing glibc would break the system since the kernel depends on them.rpm

I tried using the rpm -Uvh command and I'm in a catch 22 with the following dependency:

[root@localhost patches]# rpm -Uvh glibc-common-2.3.2-27.9.7.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
glibc-common = 2.3.2-11.9 is needed by (installed) glibc-2.3.2-11.9
Old 04-12-2004, 12:22 AM   #2
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what will you lose with a full reinstall? shudder! Not the return of my doz dayz!
Old 04-12-2004, 12:42 AM   #3
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Put both updated glibc and glibc-common RPMs in the argument.
Old 04-12-2004, 12:45 AM   #4
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unless you're using an older computer, then you should have no problems with an i686 package. unless, you can point to an actual breakage from installing the i686 packages, you're fine.


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