Bug 53363 - Matlab still needs libc5
Matlab still needs libc5
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: libc (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
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Reported: 2001-09-07 10:51 EDT by Dimitri Papadopoulos
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-07 10:51:41 EDT
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Description Dimitri Papadopoulos 2001-09-07 10:51:35 EDT
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

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Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2001-09-07 10:57:51 EDT
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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