"[Update 2003-11-13]: The packages for Red Hat Linux 9 have been updated
for compatibility with kernels not provided by Red Hat."
Any Red Hat Linux 9 user who uses a non-Red Hat kernel and installed the
glibc update from yesterday evening is likely to find that rpm no
longer works for them. To fix the problem, export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5
to fix rpm and then install the updated glibc package provided by Red Hat.