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Old 03-03-2004, 01:49 PM   #1
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Glibc rpm install error

I'm trying to update my glibc files from glibc-2.3.2-27.9.7 to glibc-2.3.2-37 using rpms (I'm using redhat 9) but I keep getting this error:

error: Failed dependencies:
glibc-common = 2.3.2-37 is needed by glibc-2.3.2-37

if I try to install glibc-common I get:
error: Failed dependencies:
glibc-common = 2.3.2-27.9.7 is needed by (installed) glibc-2.3.2-27.9.7

I've tried both with rpm -ivh and -Uvh... still nothing.


oh and also, where do I get the most up to date version of glibc? (I just got the 2.3.2-37 from the Folding at home site as a fix for a FAH client error).. I just found a site at redhat that has glibc-2.3.2-101.1 for the fedora project... will these work with rh9?

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Old 03-03-2004, 02:32 PM   #2
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YOu have to be careful, you can't just replace glibc like that. It is a very basic part of the GNU software around linux, and other software packages are compiled against it.

Replacing/upgrading glibc is not a trivial thing like just installing an RPM.
If I were you I'd try to get information on how the basic things in linux work first before even
contemplating updating glibc.

Old 03-03-2004, 03:47 PM   #3
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Well, then the obvious question is how do I go about updating glibc? Kernel recompile with a glibc module?
Old 04-06-2004, 02:00 AM   #4
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Bumpety bump.

I'm having the same problem. I'm trying to install garnome. In order to install a mozilla-devel package recent enough, I need new glibc. Am I better off just upgrading my whole distro?
Old 04-06-2004, 02:53 AM   #5
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tfdml, have you tried --force option with rpm ?

that should help

Old 04-09-2004, 01:51 AM   #6
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You do NOT want to rpm glibc. In general, when you have to install packages A and B, where A and B need each other, you should do "rpm -Uhv A.rpm B.rpm". By installing both at the same time, you satisfy their dependencies. But, i repeat, you do NOT want to do this for glibc. Why? Because I did it 2 days ago. RPM no longer installs stuff, as it, along with a slew of other things, requires glibc2.2.x. Someone brilliant decided 2.3.2 will not be backwards-compatible.


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