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Old 09-13-2005, 11:33 AM   #1
pagla_ghoda
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upgrade glibc


hi,

i want to upgrade from glibc-2.3.5-10 to 2.3.90-11 on my FC4 box.
can anyone tell me the exact procedure for doing so.

i need this to work with svgalib-1.9.21 which requires lib.so.6(GLIBC_2.4)


thanks.
 
Old 09-13-2005, 12:24 PM   #2
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Where did you get this svgalib package from?

Most beginners (sorry if I'm wrong) made this mistake, they believe they should upgrade or upgrade X/KDE/glibc because an installer says so. I'd recommend getting a better package suited for your distribution

..doesn't fedora have this packate listed in their package manager already?

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Old 09-13-2005, 12:36 PM   #3
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hi,

i got the package from fedora repository.
i would be great if u can clarify ,how i can get the right package.
i ahve been able to compile svgalib-19 on my system,but am not able to run the demo examples,because they ask for libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4).

do u have any idea,how i can get around this problem.

thanks.
 
Old 09-13-2005, 05:48 PM   #4
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Unless you really know what you are doing, fiddling with upgrading glibc will likely result in a borked system. It's happened to me before. Even trying to upgrade with a built in package manager doesn't ensure it will work, as there are a lot of other things related to glibc you need to do. As the other poster said, try to either get a better package, or compile from source and skip and glibc test.
 
Old 09-13-2005, 05:53 PM   #5
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try to either get a better package, or compile from source and skip and glibc test.
i have compiled svgalib from source and am not able to run the demos,they are not able to link to the libc.so.6 lib.
 
Old 09-13-2005, 07:08 PM   #6
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there is something wrong with this post we need to clarify
are you trying to compile things that won't link
or are things complaining at runtime

i have a link
libc.so.6 -> libc-2.3.4.so
in /lib

do you have that pointing to your 2.3.5 ?

FC4 is about as up to date as it gets right now in terms of libc and gcc

current stable version of glibc is 2.3.5
http://directory.fsf.org/GNU/glibc.html

we have no idea what that 2.3.90-11 is
 
Old 09-13-2005, 11:24 PM   #7
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i tried installing svgalib using rpm package,it won't install bcause of faild dependency(i.e. libc.so.6) and if i compile from source,i am not able to run the demos which cannot lnk to libc.so.6

this version of svgalib is a devel version and requires libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4), which is present in glibc-2.3.90-11(devel)

and libc.so -2.3.4 is diff from libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4)

i am running glibc-2.3.5 the latest stble version on my box.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 01:38 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by foo_bar_foo
there is something wrong with this post we need to clarify
are you trying to compile things that won't link
or are things complaining at runtime

i have a link
libc.so.6 -> libc-2.3.4.so
in /lib

do you have that pointing to your 2.3.5 ?
Just another tip: those files are usually added by the -devel packages. Do you have glibc-devel installed?
 
Old 09-14-2005, 02:44 PM   #9
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again the current glibc cvs snapshot is labeled
glibc-2.3-20050912.tar.bz2

which was made 2 days ago !

there is currently no such thing as (GLIBC_2.4)

irregardless of what redhat has labeled some package it just aint true

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i am not able to run the demos which cannot lnk to libc.so.6
linking is something that happens at compile time
if the sources compiled then all the symbols need by the executables exist on your system

please give us exact copy paste of error messages so we can see for ourselves what is actually going on and then offer solutions
 
Old 09-14-2005, 03:06 PM   #10
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Do a locate to be sure that the file actually exists, then look closely (ls -l) at the files to be sure what symlinks point to what.

Then, just to be sure, as root do /sbin/ldconfig to make sure that the loader's library-cache is up to date.

Be sure that all of the directories (other than /lib, /usr/lib) that contain any libraries are listed in /etc/ld.so.conf. If you change it, run ldconfig again.

Fiddling with glibc definitely leads to borkness. My testbed system is rather awkwardly 'semi-borked' right now, probably in-part due to this.
 
  


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