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The update for glibc is already available in security updates for debian 7. Check if security updates are enabled in sources.list. I am going to update my servers this evening.


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First of all, don't panic! The debian devs will release an updated package as soon as possible so all you have to do is to upgrade after the patch has been released. To find out if it has been released please don't run apt-get update every 5 minutes but subscribe to https://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/ and simply wait for the email to hit your ...


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Try this to install libc6: sudo apt-get install libc6 then verify it: apt-cache policy libc6 You may need to reboot your server after installing it.


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No, installing packages from the wrong distribution version is not safe. Despite that people seem to do it all the time (and usually break their systems in amusing ways). In particular glibc is the most critical package on the system; everything is built against it, and if its ABI is changed then everything would have to be rebuilt against it. You should not ...


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Yes, and that utility is also pkgchk, if you don't use the -p option to limit it to certain pathnames, but instead specify either the set of package names to check, or let it default to checking all packages installed on the machine. From the man page: The first synopsis defined above is used to list or check the contents and/or attributes of ...


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Answer from James O'Gorman is absolutely right. One more scenario to add, which I recently encountered, is you need to tell directories owned by RPM package in %files section with a line "%dir /dir/path", so that it will remember all files and directories in RPM database when installed and can be removed (unless contents of the dir not own by that package) ...


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While Mike's answer solves problem definitely - I would do similar thing through Puppet. For example as a first step I would add following piece of code before installing any package exec {'yum-clean-all': command => 'yum clean all', path => '/usr/bin', user => 'root', before => Package[httpd], } Similarly any execution ...


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There is apt-btrfs-snapshot in Ubuntu which offers such functionality as (IIRC) APT hooks if the root file system is btrfs. It's not in Debian though, IIRC because it's not reliable enough yet. There are also instructions for how to do that with LVM (inside the VM) on the net, too, e.g. in this answer at AskUbuntu. If you require the packages or APT ...



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