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Re: [Gnumed-devel] wxWindows (?)

From: Elizabeth Dodd
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] wxWindows (?)
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 09:55:37 +1000
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On Sat, 26 Apr 2003 11:59 pm, Hilmar Berger wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Apr 2003, Elizabeth Dodd wrote:
> > The current dependency problems relate to glibc2.3. In order to compile
> > this I also had to upgrade gcc. I'm sorting out how the add-ons work for
> > glibc as that is also confusing. (and that isn't our documentation).
> > Liz
> Updating glibc and gcc is quite a complicated task. Glibc is usually
> linked dynamically to all binary executables. That means if you break your
> existing glibc you render your linux box unusable and have to do an
> complete new install.
Not a problem. This box is for this job and it won't matter if I have to 
reinstall, because that is what I am going to do - try multiple distos on 
this laptop.

> It is theoretically possible to have to different glibc's living side by
> side. This, however, needs some knowledge of the underlying system
> (dynamic linker etc.). I did that some years ago - it took me days to get
> my system at least to work again. I don't know if there is a upgrade
> available for SUSE that does exactly what you want. And I would rather not
> recommend you to try to adjust this by hand.
> If I had this problem I'd either try to find a package that works with the
> existing glibc or find a distribution that already comes with the glibc
> version you want installed (Suse 8.2 ?).
> Hilmar

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        Never use your thumb for a rule.  You'll either hit it with a
hammer or get a splinter in it.

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