Re: OFFTOPIC: glibc 2.0.5 strangeness?

Richard Henderson (
Sat, 27 Sep 1997 19:25:08 -0700 (PDT)

> Why some of my old binaries (compiled under libc5.4.34) now
> requires AND ldd reports that. Certainly, they don't
> work. Some of my old binaries requires, some not - why?

I'm guessing that the old libraries are getting pulled in by
proxy. For example,

old binary ->
-> new libtermcap ->

X is likely to be a problem here as well.

Now, H.J. and friends working on libc5 and ld.so1.9 have come
up with ways to get such disparate worlds to co-exist nicely,
but it seems likely that RH 4.8 has not yet been smoothed out
in this respect.

> How do I fix this?

I don't know, but I would suggest that you take your problem to
the appropriate redhat list, since this is entirely a problem of