yum update killed ssh

Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
Sat Nov 19 04:47:10 UTC 2011

On Fri, 18 Nov 2011 20:40:11 -0800
John Wendel <jwendel10 at comcast.net> wrote:

> Just a heads up.
> I'm pretty sloppy about keeping track of updates, so I don't have the 
> details at hand, but the latest update of glibc from updates-testing 
> killed ssh and scp.  I guess it happened this morning. Symptom was
> libc reporting ssh freeing bad pointer. Yum downgrade glibc fixed the
> problem.

You should be able to look at yum history or /var/log/yum for versions. 

The odd thing is that there hasn't been an updates-testing glibc for
quite a while. There's one pending today, but it's not yet pushed. 

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