Tuesday, March 14, 2006


Finding out which 'glibc' version you are running

Some image processing suites like automar are very dependant on the 'glibc' version present in your system. In the particular case of automar, the licensing system does not even work due to a gethostbyname() call, which is part of 'glibc'. Unfortunately, 'glibc' releases are not backwards compatible.

The software authors are usually aware of that, and provide you with different versions compiled against various 'glibc' versions. To find out which 'glibc' version you are running on a Debian System, type:
dpkg -l | grep libc6
Similarly, on a rpm-based system, you can type:
rpm -q glibc

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