Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 101215
glibc-common-2.3.2-27.9 fails to install as an upgrade
Last modified: 2016-11-24 09:49:04 EST
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Description of problem:
This security-update rpm crashes during the post-install script, leaving the
system without a working glibc. One can't can't even shut down.
I've now re-installed twice.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always (I've only tried twice; how stupid do you think I am?)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -U glibc-2.3.2-27.9.i386.rpm
Actual Results: Error message from the post-install script, after which the
system was unusable.
Expected Results: What do you think?
You are trying to install wrong glibc. On i686+ boxes you should be installing
glibc-2*.i686.rpm, not i386.rpm. There is a bug in 2.3.2-27.9 which prevents
i686 -> i386 "upgrades", fixed already in rawhide. But, first of all, you should
not do that, i686 glibc is way better (NPTL, lots of optimizations, TLS support,
"fixed already on rawhide"? Jeez, don't you think you should fix the update
package too? I wasted hours of my time re-installing and verifying media but
was fortunate enough not to lose any data or configuration because I had a
complete back-up. This is about a serious a bug as one can imagine. You can't
expect everyone to know that a particular 386 package shouldn't be used on a 686
It also should be noted that the system is left un-usable.
I get "segmentation fault" after running every program.
If you boot into rescue mode and do a chroot, you get also segmentation fault.
So, the only fix is a complete reinstall.
I'm having the same problem with glibc-common-2.3.3-27.i386.rpm. The
install freezed somewhere between 1300 and 3500 of 14278 kB. I
looked, but could not find any info on i686.rpm; can you direct me to its