Re: [htdig] Red Hat 7.0 RPMS?

Subject: Re: [htdig] Red Hat 7.0 RPMS?
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Tue Oct 10 2000 - 08:58:13 PDT

According to Geoff Hutchison:
> At 7:15 PM -0400 10/8/00, Wayne Larmon wrote:
> >Are any of the RPM files at
> >suitible for installing on Red Hat 7.0? The doc there only mentions Red Hat
> >4.2, 5.x and 6.x, but not 7.0.
> That's because RedHat 7.0 just came out. I would guess they'll be fine.
> Of course you can also recompile the SRPMS with:
> rpm --rebuild ...

Gee whiz, volunteers don't get a break, do they? I haven't had a chance
yet even to look at 7.0, let alone install it, test it, and start building
RPMs for it. If the existing RPM names don't make it painfully obvious,
the README file should: "The "glibc21" releases are for glibc 2.1 based
systems, and were built on a Red Hat 6.0 system." So, as 7.0 seems to
be based on glibc 2.1, albeit a much more recent release of it, the only
binary RPM that's worth trying is the glibc21 release. If that doesn't
work, because of incremental changes to the library, then rebuild the RPM.

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <>
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