LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-30-2009, 04:13 AM   #1
samengr
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2008
Posts: 59

Rep: Reputation: 15
how to upgrade glibc-2.3 to glibc-2.4 safely on RHEL4?


Hi,

Can any body help me what would be the best way to upgrade the glibc-2.3 to glibc-2.4 on RHEL3/RHEL4? As we know lots of application/daemons are dependent on glibc what would happen to them If I upgrade the glibc-2.3? dont wanna loose the services to be honest.

I couldnt find the rpm for glibc-2.4 RHEL3/RHEL4. My system is not registered at RHN so cant use up2date/yum.

I remember once i did upgrade this glibc forefully and got kernel panic error. so i thought its good to get some suggestions here. I would really appreciate if any boddy can help me in this regard.

Many thanks.

Sam
 
Old 01-30-2009, 10:57 PM   #2
lazlow
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Posts: 4,363

Rep: Reputation: 172Reputation: 172
On package based systems you usually cannot upgrade glibc without breaking the system. RHEL/Centos 5.2 is on glibc 2.5.

You should really look at Centos instead of RHEL. Centos is RHEL with the logos removed. It is free to download/update but is still binary compatible with RHEL.
 
Old 01-31-2009, 10:14 AM   #3
samengr
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2008
Posts: 59

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by lazlow View Post
On package based systems you usually cannot upgrade glibc without breaking the system. RHEL/Centos 5.2 is on glibc 2.5.

You should really look at Centos instead of RHEL. Centos is RHEL with the logos removed. It is free to download/update but is still binary compatible with RHEL.
Thanks for your reply dear. You mean I should go for new installation of Centos 5.2? Can we upgrade RHEL4 to Centos5.2? what about the all serives ( apache-MYSQL-PhP, sendmail and others) running on the box? Will I need to take backup first?

waiting for reply.

Many thanks.
 
Old 01-31-2009, 02:30 PM   #4
lazlow
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Posts: 4,363

Rep: Reputation: 172Reputation: 172
Yes, if you must have the newer version of glibc I would upgrade to 5.2.

Whenever you start doing anything major (or even minor) on a system, back it up.

The versions of almost all your services will be upgraded and SOME MAY have compatibility issues (mostly third party addon problems) or have configuration differences. You just have to look at exactly what you have running.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
upgrade glibc-2.3 to glibc-2.5 Tux-Slack Slackware 9 01-03-2011 07:40 AM
Kernel Panic - Unable to Boot RHEL4 *******glibc*******8 teluguswan Red Hat 4 10-18-2010 09:39 AM
Trouble BOOTING RHEL4 after i installed glibc gaur.ankit2007@gmail.com Linux - Newbie 1 01-29-2009 04:16 AM
newb question on GNU glibc-2.3.1 upgrade to GNU glibc-2.3.2 clindy528 Slackware 1 11-10-2005 07:49 AM
upgrade glibc-2.2.4 to glibc-2.3.2 on redhat 7.2 Shuja Red Hat 0 07-28-2004 07:10 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:31 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration