Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory: Update to official glibc 2.2Nov 21, 2000, 21:28 (3 Talkback[s])
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 16:14 -0500
Red Hat, Inc. Bug Fix Advisory Synopsis: Update to official glibc 2.2 Advisory ID: RHBA-2000:079-07 Issue date: 2000-10-09 Updated on: 2000-11-21 Product: Red Hat Linux Keywords: glibc JDK xmms gethostbyname fscanf gethostid rexec Cross references: N/A
This errata updates the GNU C library to the latest official release (2.2) while fixing several bugs found in glibc 2.1.92-14 and glibc 2.1.94-3.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Linux 7.0 - i686, i386
3. Problem description:
Users are strongly urged to update to the latest official GNU C library.
This library provides binary compatibility with programs and shared libraries built for older releases of glibc, such as glibc 2.0.x and 2.1.x. Binaries and shared libraries built against glibc-2.1.92-14 or glibc-2.1.94-3 are also binary compatible, but new binaries compiled against this glibc 2.2 might not run on systems with older GNU C library packages installed.
This errata fixes several glibc bugs, including JDK programs segfaulting on startup, xmms segfaulting on exit, and how verbose ldconfig was about stale symlinks when it wasn't provided with the -v option (this will now match the behavior of the standalone ldconfig package). This release fixes compatibility bugs with glibc 2.0.x, fixes a C header file problem so that Python 2.0 compiles out of box, and also fixes a bug in locale handling code. Other bugs have also been fixed; see the Bugzilla IDs below and the glibc ChangeLog* files for details.
For each RPM for your particular architecture, run:
rpm -Fvh [filename]
where filename is the name of the RPM.
5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):
6418 - sethostid fails
6. RPMs required:
Red Hat Linux 7.0:
MD5 sum Package Name
250d310d5f09c1ffa927dc53bb86141e 7.0/SRPMS/glibc-2.2-5.src.rpm 10c72dce9779338d60c003aa72fc0579 7.0/i386/glibc-2.2-5.i386.rpm 517506c0cc8552bb810c79db9aa9e3ae 7.0/i386/glibc-devel-2.2-5.i386.rpm bc584eb2ca4e5c8ee521d3db030799cd 7.0/i386/glibc-profile-2.2-5.i386.rpm 4670aba730cb17f055e1fa7a11366af5 7.0/i386/nscd-2.2-5.i386.rpm 2c4e2f0ea5de0e786cc78c2acc495a43 7.0/i686/glibc-2.2-5.i686.rpmThese packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key is available at:
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