how to use older versions of glibc
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.
System used Fedora 1 and 2 -same issue