Bug 17021 - Some older binaries won't run (no such file or directory)
Some older binaries won't run (no such file or directory)
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
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Reported: 2000-08-27 22:24 EDT by Geoff Reedy
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-27 22:25:01 EDT
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Description Geoff Reedy 2000-08-27 22:24:59 EDT
Older binaries X11 quake for instance will not run on redhat-7.0 beta.
They at least try to execute with /usr/i386-glibc21-linux/lib/ld-linux.so.2
but with /lib/ld-linux.so.2 they just give ld-linux.so.2 a seg fault.  

The glibc-2.1.3 compat loader gives a libm.so.5 not found because of the
elimination of libc 5 compatability.  It seems to me this is a rather bad
move, since there are still some programs out there that are binary only
and linked against libc 5.  I suppose I can just install the compat package
from 6.2, but this is a pain.
Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2000-09-01 06:33:29 EDT
If you really want to run libc5 applications, you really need to install compat from 6.2,
I don't see any point in shipping libc5 compatibility forever in the distribution.
glibc is used in the distribution for 3 years.

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