[QUOTE=mikewillis;19888]Your SLED version is 11 SP3, which is good because that’s the current version. However your kernel version is 3.0.76 which is what SLED 11 SP3 shipped with and there have been several kernel updates since then. Current version is 3.0.101. That you are using 3.0.76 indicates you’re not installing updates.
I honestly have no solid advice to offer on how to undo what you’ve done with glibc. Someone else may be able to offer better advice. My best guess would be remove whatever openSUSE repo you’ve added then run
$ zypper in 2.11.3-17.54.1
This will, in theory at least, get zypper to install that specific version of glibc from the SLED 11 SP3 repo. Whether zypper will uninstall the glibc-2.17 packages you’ve installed at the same time I don’t know.Maybe you’ll have to remove those manually which you can probably do with
$ zypper rm glibc-locale-2.17-4.7.1 glibc-extra-2.17-4.7.1 glibc-2.17-4.7.1 glibc-devel-2.17-4.7.1
There is a newer version of glibc than 2.11.3-17.54.1 available in the SLED 11 SP3 Updates repo but I’ve specified 2.11.3-17.54.1 above because I suspect you do not have the SLED 11 SP3 Updates repo set up. If you did I would expect you to not be still running kernel 3.0.76. If you do have the Updates repo set up then install updates!
I stress that I don’t know if the above will work, you may want to wait and see if someone else offers something better. What I’ve suggested may break your system more, but you’ve already messed with glibc so maybe that’s a risk you’re willing to take
You started the thread about a problem with YaST and now I’m going on about glibc, but if you’ve messed with glibc then you really should expect to find things that don’t work properly afterwards and there may well be bigger problems than just this issue you’re seeing with YaST.
When you’re done messing with glibc you may find this guide on adding additional codec support to SLED 11 SP3 useful
When I forced the install of the old package of glibc things got worse and now I’m not able to start my machine (I’m using another one to post)
during the boot I get so many errors about /lib64/libc.so.6: version ‘GLIBC_2.14’ not found (required by …)
and it stops at INIT: Id “1” respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
So I guess I will need to start all over again but is there a way to restore my data from the HDD?