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Re: [SLE] GLIB 2.1 > GLIB 2.2
On Fri, 11 May 2001, Mark Hounschell wrote:
> basslake wrote:
> >
> > Hello
> > I would like to upgrade SuSE70 glibc 2.1 to 2.2 .
> > Then if glibc 2.1 binaries work with glibc 2.2 , would I still have a large number of binaries,or applications that
> > are looking for links to the older libraries ?
>
> I believe that when you install it there will be symlinks from the old
> to the new
> if the names have changed. I had no problems with this. I assume you are
> doing it
> from the vanilla glibc-2.2.x sources and not an rpm from somewhere.
>
> > I had problems with kvirc when I tried shared libraries package 71 from suse-ftp,
> > (couldn't find libstdc++ something ) I accidently mis-took it for the update suggested in the kernel Changes file . )
>
> Don't upgrade using an rpm. Use the sources.
>
> >
> > I suppose I could upgrade to the newer KDE as well, along with glibc 2.2 .
> > But it's really the binaries behind the scenes , running processes, system dependent, and other important
> > scripts, or whatever, which I worry about causing unecessary problems .
> > am I being too paranoid , or what ?
>
> No, you should be a little paranoid about upgrading glibc as a mistake
> can
> leave you with no working system.
>
> >
> > New Kernels, [2.4.4-series] also suggest upgrading to glibc 2.2 .
> > This is my main reason for upgrading, and I also need gcc 2.95.3 which requires glibc2.2 .
>
> You only need glibc-2.2.x for gcc 2.95.3 if you install it from the suse
> rpm.
> You can get the sources and configure/compile/install it for glibc-2.1
> if you
> want.
>
> >
> > So Is ti too much to fuss with at this time ?
> Maybe, if all you need is gcc 2.95.3. I wouldn't upgrade glibc just for
> that.
> Like I said you can go and get the sources for gcc and install it on
> your glibc-2.1
> system.
>
> > if not I would appreciate any suggestions, warnings, and advice
> > Thanks
> > JohnWM
> >
> Be cautious..
>
> Mark
>

Thanks for your help Mark, I now have gcc 2.95.3 installed by compiling from the sources (srpm)
available at suse ftp - ftp.suse.com/pub/people/pthomas/

John WM

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