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Re: problems updating glibc



On Fri, 2008-11-21 at 17:14 +0000, Peter Robinson wrote:
> >> > Hi All,
> >> >
> >> > I've seen mention of this (and actually saw it on another system of
> >> > mine but it settled down) where glibc-common can't update due to
> >> > glibc.
> >> >
> >> > The machine is a Fit-PC which runs on an AMD Geode. It currently has
> >> > the glibc version 2.8.90-14 i686 rpm and attempting to update to 2.9-2
> >> > it errors with "package glibc-2.9-2.i686 is intended for a i686
> >> > architecture" which seems weird given that its already running the
> >> > i686 version. Any ideas?
> >> a geode is not i686 compatiable,  it is a i586 cpu + cmov it really needs its
> >> own arch for glibc.  rpm and yum both now how to deal with .geode packages.
> >> openssl likely needs a .geode rpm also.  olpc has the same issue.  the images
> >> they use have i686 versions installed.
> >
> > I've got one of these crazy boxes too.  Although i686 packages can't
> > be installed, they _do_ seem to work if you force them.  Certainly all
> > the simple ones I tried anyway, although maybe I didn't try openssl.
> 
> I'm not sure, openSSH seems to use nss  now instead of openssl, but I
> would have thought they would both use similar CPU ops.

Small correction - s/instead of/in addition to/ in the previous
sentence.

-- 
Tomas Mraz
No matter how far down the wrong road you've gone, turn back.
                                              Turkish proverb


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