Re: glibc back compatibility

From: J.O. Aho (
Date: 12/08/03

Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2003 09:30:43 +0100

Rui Pimenta wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to run some Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools on mandrake
> 9.2 but most of these tools say that they can only run on RedHat 7.3.
> Is it possible to make the program "think" that it is running in a RedHat
> 7.3 system. Probably the problem would be on the glibc compatibility.
> Does anyone have any idea of how to sort this out? Because it wouldn't like
> to have to move to RedHat 7.3.

You will need a gcc2.96 compat libraries installed, as all the RedHat 7.x
stuff is compiled with the GCC2.96 and will not run under a GCC3.x environment.

Glibc is backwards compatible with earlier versions (there are a few 2.2.x
versions that had some backward issues).