Bug 169060 - Failed Dependencies: libc.so.6 is needed by XXX
Summary: Failed Dependencies: libc.so.6 is needed by XXX
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: glibc
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jakub Jelinek
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-09-22 17:31 UTC by Jon
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-22 22:41:33 UTC

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Description Jon 2005-09-22 17:31:17 UTC
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Description of problem:
When I try to install any package requiring glibc, the install fails with the message:
Error: failed dependencies:
     libc.so.6 (GLIBC_2.4) is needed by [package name]

My research shows that libc.so.6 is part of the glibc-2.3.5-10 rpm package which is installed during the FC4 install.  glibc-common of the same version is also installed.

I have tried numerous clean installs on two different boxes (Compaq ML370-G2) with the exact same results.  I have even tried to download and install newer version of glibc, but the system (rpm) refuses to install or upgrade glibc saying:
Error: Failed: dependencies:
     glibc-common = 2.3.5-10.3 is needed by glibc-2.3.5-10.3.i686
     glibc = 2.3.5-10 is needed by (installed) glibc-headers-2.3.5-10.i386
     glibc = 2.3.5-10 is needed by (installed) glibc-devel-2.3.5-10.i386

Help!  I really need to get these packages installed and get these boxes up and running.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -ivh libxml2-2.6.22-1.i386.rpm
2. rpm -ivh libxslt-1.1.15-1.i386.rpm

Actual Results:  error: Failed dependencies:
        libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4) is needed by libxml2-2.6.22-1.i386

error: Failed dependencies:
        libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4) is needed by libxslt-1.1.15-1.i386

Expected Results:  Packages should have installed without error

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2005-09-22 22:41:33 UTC
That means you are trying to install a package that has been built against
glibc-2.3.90 (probably rawhide package) on FC4 where you have glibc-2.3.5
installed.  Don't do that. Either you need to upgrade to rawhide glibc,
or you need to use just packages built for FC4 or earlier.

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