On Mon, 27 Aug 2001 15:48:42 -0500
> I am interested in upgrading from glibc 2.1 to 2.2, but I am worried
> going to completely hose my system. I've RTFM already, but I'm just
> wondering if there's any gotchas that anybody else has encountered. Has
> anyone else done this and was it as bad as I think it's going to be?
There is no need for an actual upgrade. You can have more than one
version of glibc on the same machine at one time. For instance, if you
want to install glibc 2.2, you'd normally run the command:
rpm -hviU glibc-2.2.x-x.ppc.rpm
But you'd probably get dependancy errors. You can install like this:
rpm -hvi --force glibc-2.2.x-x.ppc.rpm
And it will coexsist fine with 2.1. I'm no expert, however, and I'd ask
anyone that reads this to post a reply confirming what I have said here,
before you go and do this. I've had some bad experiances with glibc that
compleatly killed my ability to compile anything, so I know how it feels.
Thanks, hope that helps,