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Old 03-01-2005, 01:04 PM   #1
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Informix and GLIBC error

I've installed a version of Informix on Fedora Core3 designed for GLIBC v. 2.2.x
When I try and initialize the db I get the following error:
relocation error: /var/lib/ symbol _h_errno, version GLIBC_2.0 not defined in file with link time reference

I found a post on the net that says to install a previous version of GLIBC:

Actually, You can try to install another GLIBC
package onto Your existing Linux.
For example, 'glibc-2.2.93-5.i686.rpm' works fine for IDS 9.21+

Here's my questions:
1. Is there another way to fix this other than installing an older
version of GLIBC (Currently I'm at 2.3) Here's an rpm query listing:
root@Issac # rpm -qa | grep -i glib

2. If I have to install an older version of GLIBC can I add it as an addition
and only point the Informix files to use it?

3. If neither of the above questions are options, will I break my
system by reverting to an older version of GLIBC ?

Thanks in advance for your help.


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Old 03-01-2005, 01:20 PM   #2
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You probably need to install the compat-glibc rpm's for older compatibility, etc.
Old 03-01-2005, 01:54 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info however it looks like the compat-glibc rpm's are designed to give one the ability to link to the older libs at compile time. What I need is the ability to point the informix binaries to a new set of shared libs at run time.

Will the compat-glibc rpm's do this for me?


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