[plug] upgrading glibc in Fedora Core 4

Andrew Furey andrew.furey at gmail.com
Sun Jun 17 11:54:18 WST 2007

On 16/06/07, David Buddrige <dbuddrige at bigpond.com> wrote:
>  Is there something I am doing wrong, or is there some thing I can do to
> complete this upgrade?  It is seeming to me like a chicken/egg problem of
> circular dependancies.
>  [root at main compiled]# rpm -U glibc-2.3.6-3.i386.rpm
>  error: Failed dependencies:
>          glibc-common = 2.3.6-3 is needed by glibc-2.3.6-3.i386
>          glibc > 2.3.5 conflicts with glibc-common-2.3.5-10.i386
>  [root at main compiled]# rpm -U glibc-common-2.3.6-3.i386.rpm
>  error: Failed dependencies:
>          glibc < 2.3.6 conflicts with glibc-common-2.3.6-3.i386
>          glibc-common = 2.3.5-10 is needed by (installed)
> glibc-2.3.5-10.i686

Can't you install both of them at once?

# rpm -U glibc-2.3.6-3.i386.rpm glibc-common-2.3.6-3.i386.rpm

That's the way I've always done it, though I admit I'm more a Debian
man so there may be something to circular dependencies in RPMs.


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