[developers] problem when loading new lkb version

Stephan Oepen oe at csli.Stanford.EDU
Wed Apr 13 12:30:35 CEST 2005

hi melanie,

> ; Foreign loading /project/cl/deepthought/lkb/src/pvm/linux.x86.32/pvm.so.
> Error: Loading /project/cl/deepthought/lkb/src/pvm/linux.x86.32/pvm.so 
> failed
>         with error:
>         /lib/i686/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.3' not found (required by 
> /project/cl/deepthought/lkb/src/pvm/linux.x86.32/pvm.so).


> It seems that the pvm.so is not contained in the cvs distribution ???

i am fairly sure you will find the file, but the newer binary versions
that i supply are not compatible with relatively old Linux versions.  i
believe the relevant part is the GLIBC version, e.g. (Fedora Core 1): 

  0 oe at mv (~) 19 $ rpm -q -a | egrep 'glibc'
  0 oe at mv (~) 20 $ ls -l /lib/libc.*
  lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 13 Apr  3  2004 /lib/libc.so.6 -> libc-2.3.2.so

i moved to newer PVM binaries sometime late last year, so that it would
work on latest Debian (unstable; NTT) and RHEL distributions (UiO).  it
would be possible for you to recompile those binaries locally, but then
i would have to post some instructions and make my modified PVM sources
available (which i would be happy to do).  however, i suspect it might
actually be easier upgrading to a current Linux distribution?  looking
at our `official' list of supported platforms at


i would like to continue the assumption that GLIBC 2.3 is available.  i
believe that would be RedHat 9 (i.e. late 2003) and upwards.  what were
you using in the above, out of curiosity?

                                                  all the best  -  oe

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