Bug 109360 - Misupgrading glibc makes the system useless
Summary: Misupgrading glibc makes the system useless
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm   
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Version: 1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-11-07 01:02 UTC by Zenon Panoussis
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-11-07 15:02:31 UTC
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Description Zenon Panoussis 2003-11-07 01:02:44 UTC
Description of problem:
Upgrading redhat 10 beta1 to fedora core 1. After rpm -Fhv glibc* ,
mostly everything ends with something like 

rpm: error while loading shared libraries: librpmdb-4.2.so: cannot
enable executable stack as shared object requires: Permission denied


lynx: error while loading shared libraries: libncurses.so.5: cannot
enable executable stack as shared object requires: Permission denied

How reproducible:
After this, I can't reproduce anything at all. Probably not even myself. 
Actual results:
Everything locked and blocked.

Expected results:
Either continued functionality or a dependency block against upgrading

Additional info:
Upgraded an i686 machine with the i386 glibc (throw things at me; I've
been bitten by this one before). There is a long-standing and recently
fixed rh9 bug on this. The fix should have made its way into fedora
before final release. 

Proposed solution:
Put the rh9 glibc fix in fedora. Quick, before this bug grows like the
previous one. 

Notes to the next victim:
See bug #88771 and bug #88456 for how to get out of this.

Comment 1 Zenon Panoussis 2003-11-07 01:28:48 UTC
Unlike last time, it's only shared libraries that don't work. bash
does work, and so do other things that don't need access to libraries.
Perhaps I'm looking at a different problem than last time, after all. 

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2003-11-07 15:02:31 UTC
This is not an rpm problem.

Comment 3 Zenon Panoussis 2003-11-07 15:08:19 UTC
It might not be an rpm problem, but it certainly is a problem.
Wouldn't re-labelling it and re-assigning it be a better approach than
just closing it? 

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