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    Question The Safest Way To Install Glibc

    I want to upgrade Redhat 9 from glibc-2.2 to glibc-2.4.

    The "make" command is succesful, but "make install" crashed the system. After the reboot I cannot reach command prompt:

    /lib/tls/ ......

    The only way to recover is booting from livecd, mounting the root partition, download glibc-*.i386.rpm package and install it using:

    rpm2cpio glibc-*.i386.rpm | cpio -iv --unconditional

    What is the safest way to install and test new glibc version?

    Is it possible to use GRUB, LILO or other methods?

    Thank you.

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    Is it possible to force upgrade glibc using pre-compiled package with rpm command?

    rpm -Uvh --force --allfiles --nodeps glibc-.....

    Thank you.

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    Linux User fernape's Avatar
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    Dec 2005
    It is possible to update the glibc with rpm -U. I did it without additional problems.

    Compiling glibc is not a trivial issue. I strongly recommend to install it from binaries instead of from sources.

    Best regards.

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