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From: Duncan Smith <duncanphilipnorman@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Installing an old glibc to run a proprietary commercial tool (would that even help?)
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 14:02:03
1 The company I work for is using gentoo on all its machines. We just
2 got a license to a commercial tool which does not support gentoo. The
3 closest thing it supports is RHEL v4.
5 Running any command provided by the tool results in an explosive
6 memory leak (virtual memory hits 400G in 1 second, and continues to
7 climb).
9 I suspect the problem is that RHEL v4 uses =sys-libs/glibc-2.3.4,
10 whereas we have =sys-libs/glibc-2.9_p20081201-r2 installed.
12 I have three questions:
13 1. Am I posting to the right list?
14 2. Any idea what's going on? Could it be something other than glibc
15 causing the problem?
16 3. If it is glibc, is there some way to install glibc slotted? Could
17 I install an old version of glibc to some other lib folder (like
18 /opt/lib64), and then use LD_LIBRARY_PATH somehow to get the tool to
19 look there first? How?
21 Thanks for any help or ideas.
23 Duncan
25 P.S. In case it's useful, here is the output of ldd:
26 => (0x00007fff9e3ff000)
27 => /lib/ (0x00007f49c871b000)
28 => /lib/ (0x00007f49c8503000)
29 => /lib/ (0x00007f49c827e000)
30 => /lib/ (0x00007f49c807a000)
31 => /lib/ (0x00007f49c7d07000)
32 /lib64/ (0x00007f49c897a000)