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Re: glibc version problem

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  • Subject: [mg72505] Re: glibc version problem
  • From: xuelian.penn at gmail.com
  • Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 01:35:11 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <en044a$1fg$1@smc.vnet.net><en2pm1$t8c$1@smc.vnet.net>

I also have trouble to install Mathematica 5.20 under Ubuntu 6.10,
although I can install it under Ubuntu 6.06.1 successfully. The error
massage in the InstallErrors file is
[: 215: ==: unexpected operator

Does anyone know how to solve the problem?

Thanks,
Xuelian

Roman Cheplyaka wrote:
> > I've been having trouble installing Mathematica 4.2 under Linux (Ubuntu
> > 6.10). It appears the problem is that I have glibc version 2.4 which is
> > too new for Mathematica 4.2 to handle. I don't think I can easily
> > downgrade my glibc because that will break all sorts of other software
> > which is expecting version 2.4. Does anyone know what versions of glibc
> > Mathematica 5.2 is compatible with? If it is compatible with glibc 2.4
> > I'll probably just upgrade to Mathematica 5.2.
>
> Mathematica does not expect to any version of glibc, neither glibc
> itself. However, it's linked against libc.
> I guess your problem is that Mathematica 4.2 is linked against libc5,
> while glibc is providing libc6.
> In this case you can safely install libc5, it must not conflict with
> libc6. If Ubuntu does not ship one, you can try to borrow it from
> Debian (http://packages.debian.org/stable/oldlibs/libc5).
>
> Answering your question: yes, Mathematica 5.2 is linked against libc6.
> I have glibc 2.3.6, but I believe there would not be any problem with
> glibc 2.4.


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