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Old 07-04-2005, 09:20 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Dallas, TX, USA
Distribution: Debian Etch
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Now Linux want the older version glibc?

I just installed Rehat 8.0 few days ago. To get Firefox working, I needed glibc-2.3 (or some newer version than what I had). So I got it, got Firefox working.

Now, to update my Nvidia video driver, I need the kernel source for my kernel-2.4.20-28.8
I got the rpm for the kernel source, tried to install and it says I need glibc2.2.93.

So first it tells me I need a newer glibc, now it tells me I need the old one? Should I revert to the old glibc version? Why? Will I have to get back and forth?

This is very frustrating. Tempted to give up on Linux.
Old 07-04-2005, 09:54 PM   #2
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Distribution: Slackware, Mandriva, Debian derivatives, +BSD/ Solaris/ Minix/ plan9/ GNU/HURD...
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Uh, where did you get Red Hat 8.0 from? If you got it from the library, I'll understand (I got my first Linux myself that way), but you must realize, time has marched on for Red Hat, it is now Fedora Core 4! Try getting a newer distro.

A newer distribution will have it's dependencies in order. If you're sticking to this one, my guess would be to try going with the 2.6 kernel? In any case, you'll be having this problem every time you try to install something new...lots of dependency issues from older programs.
Old 07-04-2005, 10:55 PM   #3
Registered: Jul 2005
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Thanks for the advice, I wish I'd spoken to you last week. If its not too hard to upgrade I'll do that. I got the idea for RH 8.0 from I know Red Hat is a popular and well supported distro. It appeared from distro advice that the newest version of RH was 9.0. Knew nothing of Fedora Core.

Anyway I solved my problem (at least for now) with the dependency. I updated all my gcc - related packages and also binutils. Also had to get my kernel-source package. Then the Nvidia installer was able to compile something to work with my kernel-2.4.20-28.8. It was frustrating but I'm very happy that my video works well through OpenGL now.

I'm definitely migrating to Fedora core -- I just need to figure what steps to take to make it painless.

BTW I really appreciate this forum. I have solved many problems just by reading the posts of other folks.


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