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Old 01-04-2003, 04:33 PM   #1
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AbiWord/Scribus and GLIBC_2.3


I would like to upgrade to AbiWord-1.0.3 and Scribus-0.94 (using RPMs) on Mandrake 9.0 which has GLIBC_2.2

BUT both these (and some other recent software) require GLIBC_2.3

I have searched Google and forums for guides to upgrade to GLIBC_2.3 and find many others looking for help, without any clear answers (and some grave warnings).

Has anyone done a GLIBC_2.3 upgrade?
 
Old 01-04-2003, 05:06 PM   #2
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Have you actually tried recomiling them?
 
Old 01-04-2003, 07:58 PM   #3
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I have tried installing them as RPM's and they fail the GLIBC_2.3 dependancy. I have fixed/installed some other dependancies, but the GLIBC_2.3 is the main stumbling block at this stage.
 
Old 01-04-2003, 09:08 PM   #4
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Try here:

rpmfind.net/
 
Old 01-05-2003, 12:05 AM   #5
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Alas it's not that simple!

As I understand it, GLIBC is a vital component, and I'm asking if it's safe to upgrade and what's involved?
 
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It is much easier and safer to compile those programs for your platform then to fiddle with glibc upgrade which could screw up just about everything
 
Old 01-05-2003, 04:20 PM   #7
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Ok, thank you for your suggestion.

Before I try that, I need to ask a couple of what may seem silly questions. Upgrading RPMs is easy (rpm -U etc or use package manager).

1. From your comments, do I understand that dependancies like GLIBC_2.3 become irrelevant?

2. If there is already an rpm install, what do you do before installing a tarball upgrade? Do you have to remove the rpm version?

3. What/how do you upgrade tarball installs? Do they need to be uninstalled an existing install first, and if so, how?
 
Old 01-06-2003, 03:25 PM   #8
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Ok, thank you for your suggestion.

Before I try that, I need to ask a couple of what may seem silly questions. Upgrading RPMs is easy (rpm -U etc or use package manager).


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1. From your comments, do I understand that dependancies like GLIBC_2.3 become irrelevant?

Yes, if you compile and link it with glibc you have on your system.



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2. If there is already an rpm install, what do you do before installing a tarball upgrade? Do you have to remove the rpm version?

remove it if you don`t want any conflicts


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3. What/how do you upgrade tarball installs? Do they need to be uninstalled an existing install first, and if so, how?

You can usualy di make uninstall, but I prefer better method...use checkinstall proggie, it will create packages so you can uninstall it later
 
  


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