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Bug 98157 - up2date crash leaving box in inconsistent state
up2date crash leaving box in inconsistent state
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Adrian Likins
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Reported: 2003-06-26 23:28 EDT by Rob Gerth
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-04 14:38:16 EDT
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Description Rob Gerth 2003-06-26 23:28:19 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)

Description of problem:
Ran up2date on a vanilla RH9 box. Download/repackaging ok, but when trying to 
update glibc, up2date got into a fatal error as it couldn't access (locked?) 
original glibc.
End result is an inoperable box due to version conflicts (specifically 
with /lib/i686/lptreadths...).

Dunno what else to tell you: I was using the graphical up2date under
kde; nothing 'else' running.

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How reproducible:
Didn't try :-)

Expected Results:  Unless the box crashes, up2date should never ever leave the 
OS in an
inconsistent state. Seems that up2date blindly starts updating packages 
without checking it can follow through. Especially essential for core packages 
such as glibc and friends

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