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Re: [suse-security] glibc src.rpm for suse6.4 deleted from ftp server?
  • From: Roman Drahtmueller <draht@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 18:21:57 +0200 (MEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0208131818540.32322-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hi,
> we would like to patch the glibc for our suse 6.4 systems (rpc-bug),
> but could not find the appropiate source rpm on the ftp server (not in
> ls-Ral.txt). Simply using the old original one would require
> additional patches for vulnerabilities that came up in the last two
> years that we do not have. suse7.0 already uses version 2.2 instead of
> 2.1.

7.0 uses 2.1.3. The package is named libc, not glibc.
You can find the source RPM on
It contains all patches for all bugs but the RPC-bug.

> I understand that support for 6.4 is discontinued, but leaving
> existing files available would be very helpful in situations like
> these.

Of course. That's why we have the discontinued/ directory tree. It's
probably not available on most mirrors (which is a recommendation for the
mirror admins to save space).

> Thank You,
> Stefan
> P.S. Yes, we are in the process of upgrading to 8.0, but it takes some
> time for a large installation.


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