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Old 07-21-2004, 04:05 AM   #1
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Unhappy Is it not adviceable to upgrade glibc?

When I tried to

rpm -ivh pvfs-1.6.0-1.i386.rpm
I got this error
error: failed dependencies: is needed by pvfs-1.6.0-1
This means my libc needs an update, is that right?
Does anyone happens to know where I can get it?
And I've heard that upgrading glibc is going to cause a lot of problems, can a like me do it?

Thanks in advance.
Old 07-21-2004, 04:17 AM   #2
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Some of your other programs can rely on older version of glibc, and refuse to work after an update. I got this problem with Mathematica 4.1 and I had to install the older version in paralel.

But if you don't update, many new programs would not install. So I advise you to go ahead and give it a try.
Old 07-21-2004, 04:20 AM   #3
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But I can't seems to find, anyone happens to know where I can find it?

Old 07-21-2004, 05:27 AM   #4
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unless your distro vendor provides an updated package, its not a good idea to upgrade it manually.


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