[CentOS] yum update - Glibc Problem

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 18:40:55 UTC 2005

> It's not a live system, so if ends up broken I'm not bothered.
> Seeing as it seems that just the i386 arch is availabe, would it not be
> best to change all other packages to be i386 as well (which I figured
> doing yum update would do) to avoid this problem in the future if
> another package is updated?

This may cause issues. You should check the different arches of
packages that are on your system. A quick check would be to run the

rpm -aq --qf "%{arch}\n" | sort | uniq -c

This will query every package installed on the system, list only their
arch value, sort it, and count unique values.

for a quick rundown of the various packages by name with their arch, do

rpm -aq --qf "%{arch}-%{name}\n" | grep i386 (or i686, whatever). Some
important packages may be of a different arch, like the kernel,
openssl, etc.It's worth checking out.

Jim Perrin
System Architect - UIT
Ft Gordon & US Army Signal Center

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