Warning : don't install Patch 180084 if you want to use gcc

Discussion in 'Linux' started by fritzm, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. fritzm


    Oct 25, 2008
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    Several people, myself included have recently been reporting that when they want to install gcc, yum gives an error message stating that glibc-common 2.7.2 is required but 2.9.2 is installed. Since the base Linpus system is FC8, which uses all 2.7.2 for glibc and glibc-common, and the 2.9.2 series are FC10, I suspected that a recent update must have overwritten some of the original files.

    I have traced this to Patch 180084, which overwrites a number of files with FC10 versions. So be warned, if you want to ever use gcc, then do not install this patch. I suspect that mixing library files like this will sooner or later lead to other problems and will be a bad thing, so my advice is on principal don't install this patch. Note that you can force LiveUpdate to make all patches optional by following Macles' instructions http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/09/optional-updates-on-acer-aspire-one.html. If you have already installed 180084, there doesn't seem to be a way of uninstalling it unfortunately - I had to do a system restore and then reinstall all my updates and mods.
    fritzm, Jun 15, 2009
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