Updating glibc redhat
If that's not possible, then care must be taken to ensure that the correct rpm's are used.
Assuming we are talking about the updated Glibc from the RH 9 errata there are two possible procedures, as follows: for a 686 class CPU (i.e., from 'uname -m' ) one must use: rpm -F glibc-2.3.2-27.9.i686\ glibc-common-2.3.2-27.9.i3 Warning!
I have tried Google, but, I found others who had similiar problems, and how they tried to resolve them, but no concise guide on how to do the update.
The easiest and cleanest way to update Glibc on a Red Hat box is to use up2date.
Edit: The Red Hat documentation used to list the version of the libraries they included.
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