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Re: glibc-compat

> Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 17:33:29 +1100
> From: Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org>
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: glibc-compat ???
> On Thu, Mar 23, 2000 at 02:42:26AM -0300, Taupter wrote:
> > Strange. If i can remember, Slink has libc5 compatibility libs.
> > Why not glibc2.0 compatibility libs for potato, as RH-based distros
> > have?
> They're both libc 6.0 -- how would ld.so know which one you wanted?
> Any apps which run on 6.0 and not 6.1 are broken and should be fixed.

 Is it possible to run stuff that is linked against glibc-2.0.7 (rh5.2 used
that, so I imagine a lot of commercial stuff linked against that, or at
least people have old commercial stuff linked against it and would rather
not pay for a new version.)

 Can you LD_PRELOAD (an old) libc?  (with a wrapper script to set LD_PRELOAD.)

 Is there a way to do it at all without using chroot or hacking ld.so for
special cases?  Obviously it is possible, but is it possible practically and

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