Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 49487
Missing /lib/libc.so5 file for 2 application programs
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-2 i686)
Description of problem:
When trying to install the Multisoft's FLAGSHIP 4.4 compiler I received
an error message that the library file /lib/libc.so5 was missing and the
installation was then halted. Had a similar problem when trying to install
the Linux Wordperfect8 application.
I have not been able to locate a copy of the missing file to fix the
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Multisoft's FLAGSHIP compiler
2. Install Corel's WORDPERFECT8 application program
Actual Results: Error messages re missing library files and an aborted
Expected Results: Sucessful completion of application installations
This was removed on purpose. We don't want to support obsolete programs
forever, especially if the ISVs are not bothered to notice Linux uses glibc
for ages. Red Hat uses glibc for its distribution since 1997.
Nevertheless, you should be able to rpm -i libc5 and ld.so packages from
RHL 6.2, they should not clash with anything in the distribution.