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Bug 107819

Summary: upgrading glibc wirh rpm -Fvh glibc* destroyed my station
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Sergej Srepfler <sergej>
Component: glibcAssignee: Jakub Jelinek <jakub>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Description Sergej Srepfler 2003-10-23 12:48:52 UTC
Description of problem:

After manually upgrading a freshly installed RedHatLinux 9.0
system locks down and any further command returns Segmentation fault
System won't boot either.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

After issuing a rpm -Fvh glibc*, an error occured and system becomes unstable.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Freshly installed 9.0
2. Download glibc* from
3. rpm -Fvh glibc*
Actual results:

Segmentation fault for any command. System won't boot.

Expected results:

Additional info:
Manually upgrading by selecting each rpm and using --nodeps switch work OK.

Comment 1 Brian Zammit 2003-10-27 00:01:21 UTC
I am experiencing the exact same problem. I have repeated this over 10 times on
two different machines with various hardware configurations in each.

Comment 2 Ulrich Drepper 2003-10-27 08:48:13 UTC
You are most definitely replacing a i686 installation with i386 binaries.  Don't
do that.  If you'd have up2date update your machine this wouldn't happen.  If
you do it yourself you better know what you do.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 88456 ***

Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:59:21 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.