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libc-2.3 on Linux 7.2

Rob Hunter
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Is there a way to include/updated libc-2.3 or higher on a machine running Red Hat Linux 7.2? I have version 7.2 but one of the applications I'm "trying" to install is failing. I guess that :
The error relates to GLIBC. It's a requirement for the application (i.e. glibc-2.3 or later) which (I guess) is in Red Hat 9.
The reason why I'm getting the error is because my version of Linux is too old to support the application OR it's on 64-bit
Linux and it's missing the 32-bit C libraries from the compatibility layer. The application in question is PDK 7.3 if anyone can relate to this application. Appreciate any helpful info on this.
Joe Ess
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Are you installing ActiveState's PDK, as you stated in your previous post?
If so, could you close either this or the other topic so you don't waste the communities' time on redundant posts?
If it's at all possible, you may want to look at updating your OS. Red Hat discontinued support for both 7.2 and 9 over four years ago. It's probably going to be very difficult to get "modern" software to run on those releases.


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Rob Hunter
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Really? I thought 9 was still good. What version should I download then? According to everything I need to run 9 is good but if there's a later version deemed better I might as well grab that one and save time later from the same sort of problems. Thanks for the info.
Joe Ess
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Really? I thought 9 was still good.

Red Hat End of Life Products

What version should I download then?

Depends on your requirements. Red Hat Linux was the desktop distribution. When it was discontinued, development was handed to the Fedora Project. If you are still looking for the bleeding-edge desktop experience, that's your upgrade path.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is Red Hat's fully supported server distribution. If you want something that's stable and secure, that's what you need.
Because RHEL is supported, it is expensive. If you don't need live support and can figure things out for yourself, there's free distributions that try to replicate RHEL, like CentOS
Rob Hunter
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My requirements? I'm just looking to have it act as a test machine to make sure my web apps work on "Linux" and to use it to compile perl applications using ActiveState's PerlApp application. That's about the only few things I want to do with it. Currently I have Red Hat 7.2 on the machine. Would you happen to know what steps are needed to install Fedora 10 over Red Hat 7.2 then? I'm not too familiar with Linux so the more simplified the instructions (likely) the better. Thanks for the responses as well.

Rob
Joe Ess
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I use Ubuntu, so I'm not sure about the particulars of Fedora. Perhaps Fedora Forum may be of more help.
That said, my personal upgrade philosophy is: "don't". There will probably be some cruft left over from the old version and if the new version doesn't work, there's no way to get your old working system back.
I prefer to get a new hard drive, install the new OS and either use the old drive as a slave and mount the old data in my new home, or just copy the data over.
If you don't want to fiddle with hardware and have some free space on your hard drive you could play games with partitions, like create a partition for the new OS, leave one for the old and possibly another partition just for data.
Rob Hunter
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Do you know what version (if any) of ubuntu has glibc-2.3 (or higher) included? In order to install the apps I need I need to have this on the installation of Linux I use. The example of Linux they gave was Red Hat 9+. Just wondering if you knew whether Ubuntu version 8 would qualify? Thanks again.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Anything released in the last 4 years or so uses glibc 2.3 or later.


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