[GRASSLIST:4363] Re: grass5.0.0pre5 binaries for linux

Glynn Clements glynn.clements at virgin.net
Thu Aug 22 15:39:03 EDT 2002

Andreas Lange wrote:

> i have prepared binaries from the pre5 code for linux. 
> The package is stored at:
> http://grass.itc.it/grass5/binary/linux/ and should arrive at the
> mirrors tomorrow.
> The code was compiled on Red Hat 7.2 Linux (Enigma, glibc-2.2.4, gcc
> 2.96) and should run on all glibc-2 i686 linux systems. 

I suspect that may be "all glibc-2.2 i686 linux systems". Binaries
linked against glibc-2.2 don't necessarily work with glibc-2.1 (e.g. 
RedHat 6.x).

There will also be version differences for many of the optional
libraries (PNG, TIFF, etc). It might be useful to have a list of all
of the shared library dependencies, e.g.

find $GISBASE -type f -perm +111 -exec ldd {} \; | sed 's/ => .*$//' | sort | uniq

Basically, if it was built on RedHat 7.2, the only platform where you
can expect everything to work is RedHat 7.2. And then only if the
build platform was "clean"; I don't build GRASS binary distributions
because my system has too many upgraded libraries.

Glynn Clements <glynn.clements at virgin.net>

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