Bug 208071 - No old libc packages on FC5. Break old software depending on it.
Summary: No old libc packages on FC5. Break old software depending on it.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: glibc
Version: 5
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jakub Jelinek
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-09-26 09:09 UTC by mathieu clabaut
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-09-26 09:30:28 UTC

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Description mathieu clabaut 2006-09-26 09:09:20 UTC
Description of problem:

There is no compat-libc* packages on FC5.

Some old (binary only) software still relies on libc5.
Simply copy a libc.so.5 binary doesn't work as it segfaults when being mmapped.

(I know it is a bit rough for a bug report, but it is really a problem. I've
seen some similar request on google, but  no response. It seems like some other
distribs provides such packages --- mandrake does)

Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2006-09-26 09:30:28 UTC
We have (intentionally) stopped providing those more than 6 years ago.
Providing support for 10+ years old software isn't Fedora Core's goal, you
are really on your own with such programs.
Guess you need to tweak SELinux policy to allow such programs in addition
to downloading RHL6.2 ld.so and libc5 packages (the last one that shipped them
for compatibility), they surely have executable stack, text relocations etc.

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