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Any issues with glibc rpm package

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Any issues with glibc rpm package

Any one has any issues with glibc-2.5-24.x86_64.rpm on redhat 5.1? I just want to make sure if no one has any issues and also can I just back track if any issues occur?
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Any issues with glibc rpm package

Shalom,

if you are doing software development on rhel, this is a very important issue.

Here is what I'm running.
[root@prottervm ~]# rpm -qa | grep glibc
glibc-common-2.5-49.el5_5.2
glibc-devel-2.5-49.el5_5.2
glibc-headers-2.5-49.el5_5.2
glibc-2.5-49.el5_5.2


You can update using rhn or yum and be reasonably assured nothing will be broken. In fact things might work better.

To be save, use acronis, mondorescue.org or clonezilla to save a copy of the system for restore in case things go bad.

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Gerardo Arceri
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Re: Any issues with glibc rpm package

For an easy rollback for rpm transactions
add "tsflags=repackage" to /etc/yum.conf and
"%_repackage_all_erasures 1" to /etc/rpm/macros

then use yum to install your updated GLIBC packages, then if you need to rollback use
rpm -Uvh --rollback '1 hour ago' (adjust the time to whatever suits you.
Gerardo Arceri
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Re: Any issues with glibc rpm package

Thanks for the points.
Let me add that instead of upgrading just GLIBC i'd rather consider upgrading the OS to RedHat 5.3 or higher. RH 5.1 is way too old, any you might want to check if there is something for you in the multiple improvements offered by any newer version.
Let me know if you need help with that.!
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Re: Any issues with glibc rpm package

Gerardo, Thank you for the help. Yeah, I completely agree that we should upgrade to 5.3 but it is @ the client site and oracle cluster software is dependent on the OS version. And they haven't registered with the redhat yet and it is such a pain to upgrade anything. Anyways, we built the production with 5.3. But again, I will bring up to the management and it is not in my hands to decide.

Thank you again for your time.
Gerardo Arceri
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Re: Any issues with glibc rpm package

Are you using Oracle RAC ?
I have plenty of experience upgrading these setups, normally you would only need to upgrade the oracleasm packages to match the new kernel version, that should be enough to make oracle work correctly under then new OS version.
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Re: Any issues with glibc rpm package

Hi Gerardo, We are using Oracle RAC cluster environment. However, our thought of upgrading the O/S didn't work from the management perspective.

Anyways, thank you for all your help and time.