glibc 2.3.1

Matthias Benkmann matthias at
Wed Nov 6 08:55:34 PST 2002

On Tue, 05 Nov 2002 21:46:42 -0600 "Argux" <argux at> wrote:

> Hi, is it possible to install Glibc version 2.3.1 instead of the older
> one? (provided I hand-edit the malloc/Makefile file for the Perl entries
> and stuff)
> I worry it might not work, because I think I'm supposed to install
> glibc-linuxthreads too, but it's version 2.2.5, the same as the glibc in
> the book. Can I install this version of glibc-linuxthreads if I'm using
> glibc-2.3.1? or should I use the older version of glibc?

Of course you need matching glibc-linuxthreads-2.3.1 and this package
exists. You've probably just overlooked it. Anyway, so far glibc-2.3.1 is
for the pros only, because it causes a lot of problems when building LFS
and afterwards.


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