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From: Alan McKinnon <alan@××××××××××××××××.za>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] I want to RTFM more about lib-compat etc
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 17:55:38
1 Hi,
3 I thought I had a fairly good understanding of how shared libs and lib
4 seelction works in Linux - good enough to know what compile options to
5 use, etc. But it seems that was a wrong assumption.
7 I'm trying to get a third party binary app (Sybase database ASE-15) to
8 run on Gentoo and it's proving to be ... difficult. Previously, it
9 would run if lib-compat was installed, but no more - I get mysterious
10 seg fault errors.
12 My system is currently ~x86 and up to date, especially glibc-2.5. Sybase
13 expects 2.3.something and while I understand that it needs compatible
14 libraries installed, I find I don't know enough to determine exactly
15 which libs will be used on my system.
17 So I need some docs. I badly want to RTFM, I'm just having some trouble
18 finding the correct M to R. Google and lead me to either
19 very basic stuff that I already know, or way too complex docs suitable
20 for developers. I want something in between, on a level for an ebuild
21 maintainer that tells me how ld, libtool and the tool chain works and
22 how to determine the differences between glibc versions to I can get
23 this critter to work, and know why it then works.
25 Anyone got any good/suitable links to share?
27 alan
29 p.s. please please please no replies to tell me to tell the vendor to
30 recompile the app or release the source. That ain't gonna happen
31 anytime soon. I know this because one of my other addresses is
32 :-)
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Re: [gentoo-user] I want to RTFM more about lib-compat etc kashani <kashani-list@××××××××.net>
Re: [gentoo-user] I want to RTFM more about lib-compat etc Richard Fish <bigfish@××××××××××.org>