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Recommended update for glibc

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(Last modified: 06SEP2007)


solutions Recommended update for glibc SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (303306525c05a0dca9fe3ddb7b993fc4)

Applies to

Package: glibc
glibc-devel
glibc-html
glibc-i18ndata
glibc-info
glibc-locale
glibc-profile
nscd
timezone
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux POS 9
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11766
Release: 20070906
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everybody should update: Several glibc and nscd bugfixes.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

  • strtod() exponent limit calculations
  • Random nscd crashes under heavier queries load
  • dladdr() returning wrong results under certain conditions (especially affects failing java)
  • Various timezone data updates, mostly following the upstream changes and describing the new DST usage.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh glibc.rpm glibc-devel.rpm glibc-html.rpm glibc-i18ndata.rpm glibc-info.rpm glibc-locale.rpm glibc-profile.rpm nscd.rpm timezone.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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