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Old 06-03-2004, 04:39 AM   #1
turls
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how to use older versions of glibc


Hi

I have a problem on compiling some software. The problem is both with undefined symbols and hidden symbols.

The problem is that the software I am using is provided partially compiled as .o files and I do not have the source. These .o files were written and compiled against earlier versions of the GLIBC libraries than I have installed.

It is not really feasible for me to downgrade and there are too many packages reliant on the later version.

The question is two fold:
1. I have compat files that have the required references but these do not seem to be used. How do I get system to use them?
2. Is there a way of installing the older version of GLIBC and use it that will not effect other packages.

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System used Fedora 1 and 2 -same issue
software Oracle
compiler gcc

Regards Ian
 
Old 07-05-2004, 01:06 PM   #2
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Make a chroot environment for compiling software. Some distributions (eg. debian pbuilder) has tools for this ready. If your doesn't, it is not hard to do manually, either.
 
Old 07-06-2004, 02:41 AM   #3
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Interestingly enough this is what I eventually have done.


I now have another problem in that the software won't run on the 2.6 kernel- ow well


Ian

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Old 07-07-2004, 12:15 AM   #4
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Maybe UML is for you?
 
Old 07-07-2004, 03:40 PM   #5
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Have you seen http://www.oracle-base.com/articles/...nOnFedora1.php
 
  


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