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Old 04-29-2006, 12:23 PM   #1
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whats difference betwen this folders?


on site www.xfree86.org have several folders for get xfree86 for ix86:

-Linux-ix86-glibc20
-Linux-ix86-glibc21
-Linux-ix86-glibc22
-Linux-ix86-glibc23
-Linux-ix86-libc5

whats difference betwen this folders?


thanks in advance
 
Old 04-29-2006, 01:08 PM   #2
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I think the "glibcXX" (Where XX is the number) indicates the version of glibc needed.

Glibc is available from http://www.gtk.org
 
Old 04-29-2006, 01:14 PM   #3
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Glibc is available from http://www.gtk.org
No, that's GLib. Glibc is the GNU C Library, available from gnu.org.
 
Old 04-29-2006, 01:18 PM   #4
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Oh sry Thanks for correcting Nylex. Well anyway you can get it from the http://gnu.org as Nylex said

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Old 04-29-2006, 02:18 PM   #5
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ok, so:

- glib is GNU C Library http://gnu.org;
-"glibcXX" version of glibc;

this is right?

and libc?

why have this two options?


thanks
 
Old 04-29-2006, 05:58 PM   #6
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Libc is probably the old original C library that shipped with Linux in the old old days before distros switched over to glibc. You do not and should not attempt to install glibc because every distro ships with glibc. Glibc is required for system operations and messing around with it or trying to upgradeit can permanently break your system unless you're very careful. Your package manager can tell you which glibc shipped with your distro.
 
  


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