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Re: Latest Glibc from CVS has segmentation problems.

Suggestion for an appendix of glibc INSTALL.

Installation of glibc into a running system may end
disastrous _even_ if done in single-user mode.

A safer way to upgrade may be to use two bootable discs
or partitions of the same size with your system on one
of them.

Compile glibc and run make check.

Enter single-user mode.

dd the disc/partition of your running system to the
second disc/partition.

mount this second disc/partition to /mountpoint.
cd to the build directory of your new glibc.

Install glibc to /mountpoint by doing (examples given for ksh)
export LANG=C
export LC_ALL=C
make install_root=/mountpoint install

Reboot to your new system and see if it works with
the new glibc.

If something goes wrong with the install of glibc
do _not_ ask the maintainers. Your are on your own here.
If you want to know why read libc-alpha archives of March 2004.
(Subject Latest Glibc from CVS has segmentation problems)

But no desaster happend. Reboot to your original system
and try to find out was went wrong.

Maybe someone can  convert this to a better english.


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