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Re: newer glibc in older distributions



> On Mon, Nov 29, 2004 at 09:34:01AM +0100, Honza Valenta wrote:
> > is it possible to use newer versions of glibc found in new distributions
> > of fedora in older redhat linux releases? What are the possible
> > pitfalls?
>
> Possible, yes.  However, if you have to ask, it's unlikely that you can
> make it work.  There are a *LOT* of dependencies on the right version of
> glibc, and unless you really, really know what you're doing, you're
> going to be spending some time in rescue mode trying to boot your
> system, and then spending a lot of time trying to debug which
> applications work and which you broke.
>
> In short, it's far easier to upgrade your system to a version that has
> the glibc you need than it is to upgrade glibc and fix the apps.
>
> What specific problem are you trying to solve?
>

I've tried to install OpenOffice in rh7.3. New versions of OO requieres
glibc at least 2.3.3 while in rh7.3 there is glibc 2.3.2 and OO refused to
install.


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