Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88771
rpm -Fhv glibc-2.3.2-27.9.i386.rpm results in broken system
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
Upgrading from glibc-2.3.2-11.9 to glibc-2.3.2-27.9.i386 leaves *both* versions
on the system. Once that happens, everything segfaults. On reboot (brutal
reboot, the reboot command segfaults too), init gets confused, spits out a
"respawning too fast, disabled for 5 minutes" message for each and every
runlevel and stalls.
Workaround: Boot from another installation/CD. If
# rpm -qa --root /your/root |grep glibc
shows both versions of glibc present, do
# rpm --force --root /your/root -e glibc-2.3.2-11.9
and reboot again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
This happened to me on two different systems.
Expected Results: The later version should uninstall the earlier one.
Why are you "upgrading" from i686 version to i386 one?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 88456 ***
Perhaps because I was too charmed by "wget -nd *; rpm -Fhv *.rpm". This still
BTW, having read the discussion on 88456, I can add that was upgrading 9, not
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.