older versions of libc

Asked by marros on 2006-09-13

We have an older commercial program that we need to use that requires libc-2.2.x.so, and the version on our new installs is libc-2.3.5.so. Can we have both installed at the same time? (and what other libs do we need?)

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Laurens Simonis (laurens.s) said : #1

What you can try to do, is create a symbolic link like so:

Open a terminal, do:

cd /lib
sudo ln -s libc-2.3.5.so libc-2.2.x.so

Not sure if it'll work, but woth a shot.

marros (rmarshall) said : #2

No this won't work. The newer verions of the library was changed to make it more thread safe, and it breaks the older program...so no dice. I was hoping to just have the older library in the proper directory with what other files it needs, and hope the program can find it.

Laurens Simonis (laurens.s) said : #3

I'm not sure how (or where) to get an older version of the library. Please post here if you find a solution!

Laurens Simonis (laurens.s) said : #4

I ment to add: somewhere other than here. :)

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