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Old 12-14-2007, 04:50 PM   #1
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Is glibc version being misdetected

I'm trying to figure out what how to use themes in xfce - which is
probably a waste of time since I usually just character mode programs
and full screen games, but I like to fritter away time on stuff I'll
never use ...

So I try to run some program called "theme manager" that i found in
"application manager", and I get this message:

kcmshell: /lib/ version `GLIBC_2.3.3' not found (required by /usr/lib/qt/lib/

But when I run "/lib/"

GNU C Library stable release version 2.3.5, by Roland McGrath et al.
... [lines deleted]
Available extensions:
GNU libio by Per Bothner
crypt add-on version 2.1 by Michael Glad and others
GNU Libidn by Simon Josefsson
linuxthreads-0.10 by Xavier Leroy
libthread_db work sponsored by Alpha Processor Inc
NIS(YP)/NIS+ NSS modules 0.19 by Thorsten Kukuk
Thread-local storage support included.

Thanks for any insight on the error message, I'll ask separately in the newbies question about themes
Old 12-14-2007, 05:29 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by sogenant View Post
kcmshell: /lib/ version `GLIBC_2.3.3' not found (required by /usr/lib/qt/lib/

But when I run "/lib/"

GNU C Library stable release version 2.3.5, by Roland McGrath et al.
Sometimes developers make the mistake of not including "or higher" in their dependencies. If that is what is happening in this case then you can solve the problem by linking libc 2.3.3 to libc 2.3.5. Log in as root and try making this symbolic link:

ln -s /lib/ /lib/

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