Bug 73474 - update to version XFree86-4.2.0-71 is lethal (X won't start)
Summary: update to version XFree86-4.2.0-71 is lethal (X won't start)
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Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
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Version: null
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-09-05 04:37 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:46 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-09-05 07:55:05 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2002-09-05 04:37:14 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020826

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):

How reproducible:

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
with libc.so

Expected Results:  X should restart after logout and Gdm greeter screen should

Additional info:

At least one other person complained about this one on the limbo mailing list.

Comment 1 Reid Rivenburgh 2002-09-05 06:43:46 UTC
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....

Comment 2 Barry K. Nathan 2002-09-05 07:39:38 UTC
The actual fix (as seen on limbo-list) is glibc 2.2.93-2 (now on up2date).

Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2002-09-05 07:54:59 UTC
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?

Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2002-09-05 11:53:42 UTC
Confirmed as glibc update.  Closing as fixed in RAWHIDE.

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