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Slackware has several glibc packages. The default one is glibc-solibs, which are needed to run programs but not suitable for compiling programs.
In the /slackware/l/ directory are other glibc packages ( glibc-2.3.2-i486-1.tgz and others for 9.1) . If they don't exist on your copy of slackware you can download them from a ftp site and install them using installpkg. No need to reinstall the whole thing again.