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Old 07-25-2009, 02:21 PM   #1
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installing glibc-2.9 ????????

i downloaded a file glibc-2.9.tar.gz

after extracting it what is the procedure to configure & install it..??

I m using RHEL 5........

pls help

thanks in advance....
Old 07-25-2009, 03:07 PM   #2
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No packages require 'glibc-2.9'.

Glibc-2.7 is not as impossible to build as
2.9. But be sure, that it will be installed
into a special location, not included in the
path. Else : Your RH EL 5 will be unusable

Glibc is your system and should not be changed.
Old 07-25-2009, 05:09 PM   #3
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Always these people trying to compile stuff from source they can just get from their distribution. Why don't they get to know that this is less painful when you use your distribution's packaging mechanism? I think on Red Hat it's "yum install <package name>", but I'm not sure there.
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TITiAN, the latest glibc version on RHEL/CentOS 5.3 is 2.5-34. RHEL/CentOS 5.x will not leave 2.5 branch (99% certanty). Not even third party repositories allow any newer versions.

RHEL/CentOS is considered locked down distribution for servers. It is based with stability and predictability in mind, not latest software. How ever, you can recompile some software from Fedora 6-10(maybe 11) but no mayor parts of the systems is wise to mess with, especialy since RHEL/CentOS 5.x will be supported until ~2014. Then rather use Fedora. It has 6-months release cycle but short life and support span.

wolverine.1408, if you need newer glibc (like me for wine 1.1.29), better install virtual Fedora 11 (you can use VirtualBox for example) and enjoy safe main system with top notch guest system.

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