Bug 53363 - Matlab still needs libc5
Summary: Matlab still needs libc5
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: libc (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Jakub Jelinek
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Reported: 2001-09-07 14:51 UTC by Dimitri Papadopoulos
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-07 14:51:41 UTC
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Description Dimitri Papadopoulos 2001-09-07 14:51:35 UTC
Commercial packages such as Matlab still need ld.so.1 and old libc5. So I
believe ld.so.1 and old libc5 should be indcluded in the default
installation, although MathWorks are certainly at fault here for not
upgrading...

More information here about Matlab on Linux here:
http://www.mathworks.com/support/solutions/data/26704.shtml

Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2001-09-07 14:57:51 UTC
It is not included on purpose. We don't want to fix obsolete libc5 bugs
for ever. glibc is being used for more than 4 years now solely.
If Matlab cannot rebuild their software against newer libraries,
you can always install ld.so and libc packages from 6.2, there should be
no conflict with any files in 7.x. It should work just fine, but it is definitely
not supported.


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