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Old 03-07-2019, 04:46 AM   #1
pramodhrao
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Maximum version of gblic supported by Redhat 5


Hi All,

I have a build box that is based on the redhat5 version (before fedora and centos) and uses glibc 2.5. Right now, I have a need to update glibc as well as redhat version, but cannot do both as I need to have a base minimum version to support all flavors of linux as well as multiple OS versions.

I am unable to find a repository for the supported versions of glibc for redhat 5. Can one of you please help me?

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PR
 
Old 03-07-2019, 07:53 AM   #2
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I would go back to the drawing board. I presume you mean RHEL 5

Glibc, kernel headers, & gcc form the toolchain in any system. RHEL is very old (kernel-2.6.xx?). There have been major reorganisations. Many features were backported, but there's a limit, especially if you can't write your own extremely clever patches. RHEL 5 is surely EOL, and you have evidently become acquainted with that fact. My firm advice is to upgrade.
 
Old 03-07-2019, 08:03 AM   #3
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glibc belongs to the system, so it is actually installed together with the os. Usually you are not allowed to replace the "official" lib, but obviously there can be patches. I don't know how can you get any related info for RH5.
 
Old 03-07-2019, 10:01 PM   #4
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Maximum version of glibc supported by RedHat 5

Thanks for the response "business_kid" and "pan64". To further clarify, no this is not RHEL 5. This is plain RH5 which was before the EL started coming out. I know I need to upgrade, but want to do it in a way that I can continue to have the benefit of the min version of glibc used so that backward compatibility allows me to not worry about different linux distros.

Will try to do more research.

-PR
 
Old 03-08-2019, 01:11 AM   #5
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libc is usually backward compatible, I do not really understand what do you want to achieve.
 
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