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Old 11-29-2011, 12:29 PM   #1
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what are the issues with replacing glibc-2.8-8.x86_64 on FC9 with glibc-2.14.1


Hello,
This is my first post.
I have a production system that is frozen at Fedora Core 9. I have a need to upgrade to glibc-2.14.1. I am considering building the new glibc from source on a development system with the same software stack and testing there. Is this a realistic goal? Will the old system even boot after the upgrade? What are the pitfalls? Is there a better approach to solving the problem?

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Old 11-30-2011, 10:24 PM   #2
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you do not
there are no "pitfalls" because you can not

you install a supported operating system like CentOS 6
fedora 9 went End of Life a long time ago


but if you really do want to then
rebuild glib
then rebuild EVERY AND ALL other system program

the WHOLE operating system

so seeing as you DO want to build a Frankensteined os

build "Linux form scratch "
 
Old 12-01-2011, 10:00 AM   #3
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John,

Thanks for the quick reply. I didn't make the FC9 decision, but I have to live with it and CentOS 6 is not an option. I started building Linux from Scratch 7.0 earlier this week. Am I correct in assuming that patching 2.8.8 would not require a complete rebuild?
 
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basically glib IS the operating system

you change that and you MUST rebuild most if not all of the programs that run on it
 
  


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