Free Maple

Nicolas FRANCOIS nicolas.francois at
Thu Dec 2 11:05:54 PST 2004

Le Thu, 2 Dec 2004 09:44:13 +0000 Declan Moriarty
<declan.moriarty at> a écrit :

> On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 18:33:29 +0100, Nicolas FRANCOIS
> <nicolas.francois at> wrote:
> > There exists an old version of Maple V.1 for Linux. The problem is :
> > it uses the old libc5, if I'm not mistaken.
> > 
> > I thought this was somewhere in the hints or the BLFS book, but I
> > can't find how to install those old libs without crashing my systeme.
> > 
> > Can you help ?
> No, you haven't given us enough there to go on.

Sorry about that. I have a LFS 5.0 (or is it 4.1 ? 

nico:~$ cat /etc/lfs

It's a 4.1 :-) with libc 2.3.1. The trouble is I think the old maple
program I want to install is for libc5. I saw messages about this on the
net. So I wonder where and how I could install the libc5 to support this
old program.

One thing I don't understand :

nico:~/travail/Maple$ ldd mapleV 
        not a dynamic executable

So this is not a dynamic executable, and it should not need a libc5 ?! But

nico:~/travail/Maple$ maple
./maple: /home/nico/travail/Maple/mapleV: cannot execute binary file
> The best way to handle that if it can be done is to link Maple against
> the newer libraries.
> That, afaik, is a software job for a software guy.
> I would also drop back to gcc-2.95 if you have it, and secretly, while
> nobody was looking, I would try
> cd /lib
> ln -s && ldconfig
> Because it's probably worth one more crash at this stage to see how far
> you get

Didn't work. I think it's not THAT simple ;-)

Thanks anyway.




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