• glibc rpm?

    From John@110:300/1.1 to All on Mon Feb 22 22:33:39 2010
    Trying to upgrade my glibc to a higher version than 2.3 and having
    problem. Running Redhat Enterprise 4. I I tried to compiled but that
    didn't work.

    Thanks.

    -J

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  • From Eef Hartman@110:300/1.1 to All on Tue Feb 23 10:34:41 2010
    John <lilgrasshopper@gmail.com> wrote:
    Trying to upgrade my glibc to a higher version than 2.3 and having
    problem. Running Redhat Enterprise 4. I I tried to compiled but that
    didn't work.

    I wouldn't do that without upgrading most of the rest of the system
    (i.e. to RHEL 5). The C-compiler itself is tightly coupled to the
    version of the C library and glibc 2.4 needs a gcc 4.0.x version as
    the compiler. And then you will have to replace or recompile a lot
    of the other (dependant ON glibc) libraries, like libm, libutil, as
    it's a major version jump in the C compiler they are to work with,
    but also quite a few applications will have to be recompiled to work
    AGAINST this newer glibc (etc) libraries.

    To be exact, in glibc-2.3.x, the 3.x is the version of gcc itself,
    but from 2.4 onwards, any minor version change of the compiler is
    also a "2nd number" jump in the library:
    glibc-2.4 is for gcc 4.0, glibc-2.5 (and not 2.4.1) for gcc 4.1
    (this is the version in RHEL 5), etc.
    My openSUSE 11.1 even already uses glibc-2.9, with a 4.3.2 version
    of the gcc compiler(suite)
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