Novell is now a part of Micro Focus

Recommended update for glibc

Knowledgebase

(Last modified: 30JUL2004)


solutions Recommended update for glibc SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (5f46f7f8679a0479090ebe4e74739021)

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
Patch: patch-9217
Release: 20040730
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Apply this for a bugfix update of glibc.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This glibc bugfix update addresses following problems:
All platforms:
  • Avoid stackoverflow on programs with small stacks on initgroups() call.
  • Added JFS LINK_MAX constant for LSB on jfs filesystems.
  • Fixed buffer length handling of snprintf on 64bit architectures.
PowerPC 32bit:
  • Set the old PowerPC32 setcontext symbolversion to the correct version.
PowerPC 64bit:
  • Implement a better optimized memcpy. LTC#42069
  • Fixed the handling of the TOC register in setjmp/longjmp. LTC#9949

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 -Uvh glibc.rpm glibc-devel.rpm glibc-html.rpm glibc-i18ndata.rpm glibc-info.rpm glibc-locale.rpm glibc-profile.rpm nscd.rpm timezone.rpm
Note:
Please reboot after you installed the update.

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


Disclaimer

The Origin of this information may be internal or external to Novell. Novell makes all reasonable efforts to verify this information. However, the information provided in this document is for your information only. Novell makes no explicit or implied claims to the validity of this information.

Any trademarks referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners. Consult your product manuals for complete trademark information.

© Micro Focus