More glibc's

Richard A Downing FBCS geek109 at
Tue Nov 25 10:10:40 PST 2003

On Tue, 25 Nov 2003 15:39:29 -0200
renato.killer at wrote:

> Hello, 
> I have a LFS system working Ok. 
> Some days ago I was trying to run some pre-compiled programs
> (closed source, so I can't recompile) on my LFS and it didn't
> work. 
> I figured out that it may be because it was compiled for
> glibc-2.1, so I want to ask you if is possible to use glibc-2.3
> as default, but have glibc-2.2 and glibc-2.1 installed at the
> same time too, so I could run old applications. 


Could you tell us what actually broke?  Try running:

ldd <your-precompiled-program>

which will tell you what libraries it expects.  Sometimes all
that is needed is a single extra library, or maybe just a symlink
to point to one you already have.

Without some more info it's hard to advise you. It's probably not
possible to have more than a single glibc on a system, but you
may be able to fool the software into thinking you did.

Cheers, Richard

Richard A Downing FBCS

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