[which libc have i got]
alantam at netscape.net
Sun Jul 30 05:49:15 PDT 2000
You've got an old libc4.
I haven't seen libc4 since I learn Linux 6 months ago (still learning).
The newer libc6 could be libc.so.6 -> libc.so.2.0.7 (as I have in Debian)
or libc.so.6 -> libc.so.2.1.3 as in LFS Linux.
Most of the current applications run on libc.so.6. They could have a note
on the requirements when you compile them or use their already built binaries.
If they need libc.so.2.1.3 then you have to compile your own libc.so.6 from
glibc-2.1.3.tar.gz, glibc-crypt-2.1.3.tar.gz, and
There are lots of light weighted Linux distributions on the web (such as
Lin4Win, WinLinux 2000, PhatLinux etc ...) if your space is a problem.
Of course building your own Linux is best suited to your needs (only the
programs you liked is installed).
"andrew sprott" <andru at btinternet.com> wrote:
> i've got to the libc part and i don't know what libc i've got. or
> at least i don't know what i should do cos in a dir listin
> libc.so.4 -> libc.so.4.7.6
> it's a old linux distro, cos the newer ones i've got take up so
> much room.
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