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Recommended update for glibc

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(Last modified: 22SEP2006)


solutions Recommended update for glibc SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (6828582d9a7ea1e7ff385b26038777c2)

Applies to

Package: glibc
Product(s): SUSE SLED 10 for x86
SUSE SLED 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE SLE 10 DEBUGINFO for x86
SUSE SLE 10 DEBUGINFO for IPF
SUSE SLE 10 DEBUGINFO for IBM POWER
SUSE SLE 10 DEBUGINFO for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE SLE 10 DEBUGINFO for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE SLES 10 for x86
SUSE SLES 10 for IPF
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM POWER
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE SLES 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T

Release: 20060922
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Description

This patch introduces erroneously omitted support for language packs, which can be used to easily introduce or update the translations for a language for a large amount packages. Glibc now first looks into /usr/share/locale-langpack/ when looking up the locale, deferring to the default locale's location if not found.
The patch also fixes a race condition in _Unwind_ForcedUnwind() call and adds glibc-side support for the *at() syscalls on the ppc architecture, which is required for LSB compliance (the syscalls are not supported in the kernel yet, though.)

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

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