[greenstone-users] Regarding client-gli installation

From Jim Hart
DateThu Apr 29 02:08:19 2010
Subject [greenstone-users] Regarding client-gli installation
In-Reply-To (4BD792F2-9010108-cs-waikato-ac-nz)
Hi Anupama,

Rest assured, I won't install a later version of glibc on my own,
especially since GS 2.82 is working very well. That said, we learned,
yesterday, that all of our Linux servers are going to be upgraded from
Redhat 4 to Redhat 5. I'd be surprised if that upgrade doesn't include a
change in glibc. So, we'll be testing Greenstone 2.82 for compatibility
with the change. If it doesn't work, I'll test 2.83.

Thank you for all your help.

Jim Hart
Bates College

On 4/27/10 9:44 PM, Anupama of Greenstone Team wrote:
> Hi Jim,
> > I get:
> >
> > GNU C Library stable release version 2.3.4, by Roland McGrath et al.
> > Copyright (C) 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> >
> > Obviously not >= 2.5.
> >
> > Since the software on our Linux servers is maintained automatically via
> > the Redhat Network, I don't know that I can do anything about this, but
> > I'll try.
> >
> Please do not download and install a later version of glibc yourself
> unless you've read up on the matter beforehand. It appears to be one
> of those things that if you change it, it could mess up your linux
> installation (as it has for others who've been discussing the matter
> on-line). I am told that Gnu's C library is what allows you to execute
> basic Linux commands such as ls and rm, so fundamental things could go
> wrong.
> I don't know how to help you concerning the incompatible version of
> glibc. Maybe your system gets updates that will grab glibc for you and
> install it in the appropriate manner? Could you search the internet
> about how to do this concerning your version of Linux?
> Regards,
> Anupama