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Re: upgrade problem

Ben Collins <> writes:

> On Thu, Nov 09, 2000 at 04:27:34PM +0100, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
> > >>>>> Frederic Lepied writes:
> > 
> >  > I have an upgrade problem from glibc 2.1.3 to glibc 2.1.97. When the
> >  > glibc is updated on the system, a lot of applications stop resolving
> >  > names and looking up user info. For example openssh server doesn't
> >  > work anymore without a restart.
> > 
> > You didn't reboot at all?  I always reboot afterwards to try to do the
> > update in single user mode - or with as less applications running as
> > possible.
> We need to reboot when upgrading Linux now? :) Honestly though, this is
> the only problem with in place upgrades. It's something I have to contend
> with now for Debian (once again), and the solution is mostly a hack (a
> hardcoded list of programs to restart on upgrade).
> Any ideas from the libc folk about this? :)

What I plan to do for Mandrake is keep the libnss from old glibc until
the reboot. For that I have to change the soname of the libnss of the
new glibc to avoid name clashes. WDYT ?
Fred - May the source be with you

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