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Old 06-13-2002, 08:27 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2002
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Question How to upgrade glibc?

About a year or so ago (maybe 2) there was a glibc update and on
the Slackware site there was a procedure listed describing how to
upgrade glibc on a running system. I followed the procedure
and it worked very nicely.

I would like to upgrade my current Slackware 8.0 with the new glibc
that was released this past spring .. and trying to find this
upgrade procedure.

The last time I tried to do it, I went into single user mode.. but I
ran into all sorts of problems when the old libraries were removed.
I forget the exact details, and how I ended up fixing things, but
the system was in a real mess for a while along the way.

I am trying to avoid those problems. What is the best procedure to
upgrade glibc?
Old 06-14-2002, 10:26 AM   #2
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I first updated pkgtool on my slack 8.0 than just did upgradepkg glibc and thats worked fine.
Old 06-14-2002, 12:03 PM   #3
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Maybe it was that simple. I just forgot what I did
before that worked so well.. but remembered that if
it is not done correctly it can make a system
unusable.. real quick.

I assume it is best done while in single-user mode..

I will have to give it a try this weekend. Thanks.


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