Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 73474
update to version XFree86-4.2.0-71 is lethal (X won't start)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:21 EDT
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Description of problem:
after applying the latest XFree rpms I get the following error:
X: relocation error: X: symbol __ctype_b_loc, version GLIBC_2.3 not defined in
file libc.so.6 with link time reference
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run up2date on Redhat-null-beta
2.Log out of X
3.Gdm fails to restart, try console login, startx, see error message
Actual Results: X fails to start, error message looks like dynamic link error
Expected Results: X should restart after logout and Gdm greeter screen should
At least one other person complained about this one on the limbo mailing list.
Falling back to XFree86-libs-4.2.0-67.6.i386.rpm fixed the problem for me.
xemacs and other applications (like up2date) wouldn't start with
XFree86-libs-4.2.0-71. Something a little fishy in that version....
The actual fix (as seen on limbo-list) is glibc 2.2.93-2 (now on up2date).
This was actually as barryn says a glibc update requirement issue.
If you upgrade glibc to the 2.2.93-2 version does X work properly?
Confirmed as glibc update. Closing as fixed in RAWHIDE.