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    Default Upgrade glibc version

    I am trying to play a game which requires glibc 2.15; I have 2.14 installed. I have not been able to find a package for 2.15 using YAST or Zypper.

    Can anyone tell me how to upgrade to this or a later version?

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    Default Re: Upgrade glibc version

    Which game? Maybe there is a glibc 2.14 compatible version.
    Do not upgrade glibc it is a system library, if you need 2.15 upgrade to
    openSUSE 12.2 (warning: not yet released).

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    Default Re: Upgrade glibc version

    I think you just confirmed my suspicions. You can download later versions from gnu, compile, etc. But I am not just about to go screwing with something as basic as glibc, that could screw up everything. And no, there is no 2.14 compatibility, the game specifically gives an error when you try to run it that it must have 2.15.

    I have been thinking of trying 12.2 anyway, so that would be my solution. Thanks for your very prompt help.

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    Default Re: Upgrade glibc version

    What about doing a localized install of glibc to some other path (ie. /opt, or a specific path in your home directory?). Then pointing your game at that locale?

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    Default Re: Upgrade glibc version

    Am 18.08.2012 18:46, schrieb mr0z:
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    > What about doing a localized install of glibc to some other path
    > (ie. /opt, or a specific path in your home directory?). Then pointing
    > your game at that locale?
    >

    Clever idea, forgot about that, but it can lead to a cascade of other
    libs used by that game which you also have to recompile to /opt (or
    whatever you choose) to be compatible with the glibc version there.

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    Default Re: Upgrade glibc version

    interdependency hell

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    Default Re: Upgrade glibc version

    Yeah, what Martin said. You could maybe make that work, but I am nervous about having 2 installs of anything so basic to the system to begin with. And since I have already been thinking about 12.2, that is the way I am going.

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    A sensible solution.

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