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murali
20-May-2014, 06:12
Hi,

We have setup new SLES SP3 server and I noticed that the system GNU C library version is 2.11.3 which is very old. The latest available version is 2.19. I tried to update using zypper but it returns that there is no updates available. How do I update the GNU C libary version to the latest from Suse? I do not want to build glibc sources.

Thanks,
Murali.

mikewillis
20-May-2014, 08:01
How do I update the GNU C libary version to the latest from Suse?
2.11 is the latest from Suse. glibc is one of those things you just don't try to update beyond the version supplied by your distro, not unless you are prepared for a lot of hassle.

Is there any reason you want to update it other than having noticed that it is 2.11 rather than 2.19?

Note that even though it's an older version Suse do issue updates for it. You'll see them in the Updates repo.
E.g. http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=Fv-y_Oy1aGc~

murali
20-May-2014, 13:09
we build our own product on CentOS 6 here glibc by default come with the version 2.12 and we want to support SLES SP3 but it doen't support the glibc 2.12.
E.g. http://download.novell.com/Download?...d=Fv-y_Oy1aGc~ From this link i find olny glibc 2.11.3 .

jmozdzen
20-May-2014, 13:34
Hi murali,

> we build our own product on CentOS 6 here glibc by default come with the version 2.12 and we want to support SLES SP3 but it doen't support the glibc 2.12.

do you actually need something from 2.12 that's not available/fixed on 2.11 - or is it that you want to run a binary on SLES that you built on CentOS? (I strongly recommend to create different binaries on each platform, from a common source.)

Regards,
Jens