[CentOS] glibc-2.5-58.el5_6.2.i686 broken?

Tue Apr 19 12:32:50 UTC 2011
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 04/16/2011 08:18 PM, Akemi Yagi wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 6:14 PM, Leonard den Ottolander
> <leonard at den.ottolander.nl> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I woke up Saturday morning unable to boot my freshly upgraded 5.6 with
>> grub hanging at "GRUB". After getting the boot loader fixed I
>> experienced crashes in evolution. Downgrading glibc to 2.5-58 seems to
>> fix these issues. Anyone else seeing this?
> Yes, this is a known issue:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=693882
> See also:
> http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=30939&forum=37

I have created some RPMS that should fix the gnome-panel and evolution

Some warnings about these:

1.  They leave CVE-2011-0536
(http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-0536) unpatched.

2.  These need to be manually downloaded and installed:


You can see which packages you need with command:

rpm -qa | grep 2.5-58.el5_6.2 | sort

3.  These packages are signed with the CentOS Testing repo key:



Do not use this unless you have the problem BECAUSE they roll back a
patch for a known escalation vulerability (which is why they are not
easy to install).

You would install by downloading the RPMs you found that you need via
set 2 above and use this command to install:

rpm -Uvh <package1> <package2>


If you have already installed the Scientific Linux packages by Troy
Dawson then you do not need to install these packages as the libraries
are the same.

Johnny Hughes

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