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Old 03-02-2009, 10:00 AM   #1
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gcc run time

Prb:i tried to install some rpm
and the only prereq i miss is that the product was compiled with an higher release of gcc
is possible to run application compiled with an higher release ?
what i have to install to ensure backward compatibility ?
a gcc run time library or another product ?
(i' m a little tired to download sources,compile and build by myself a personal rpm package...thia vaste a lot of time !)
any help will be appreciated
thanks in advance
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If the package is binary, then it does need to be compiled-with and running-with a compatible version of gcc ... and more-importantly, glibc.

So, you really do need to rectify this problem in the manner indicated by the package. You really do need to install the package(s) which bring your gcc/glibc up to date.

You may or may not be successful in compiling the source against an earlier version of gcc/glibc, and even if you do, there are still co-requisites and pre-requisites to think about. Basically, "you are very likely to waste your time and hair-follicles by going there."
Old 03-02-2009, 04:58 PM   #3
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to be more precise...

here is the error message
[bong@localhost i586]$ rpm -iv mono-core-1.2.5-16.i586.rpm
warning: mono-core-1.2.5-16.i586.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 9c800aca
error: Failed dependencies: is needed by mono-core-1.2.5-16

installing GLIBC_2.4 means the problem is resolved !
but what is the problem ?

i already have in my system a but it belongs to the current glibc

installing the new glibc means removing the old one ?
or can i update it ?
because if i remain without a glibc i think i cannot run any program
the correct sequence for any program is to remove the older one with rpm -ev
and install the new one with rpm -iv...
but if i remove the glibc i think the when i try to run rpm -iv to the new glibc...the rpm program will not work because the system is missing of the glibc ...
can you understand the i have a clear idea how to proceed because i risk ...
can you understand why i asked for a compatibility product...
then i'm running a lot of program compiled form source satisfing all dependencies..because
the above risk...

any help about how to proceed substituting glibc without risk is appreciated..

thanks in advance



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