[tex-live] linux 2.4 binaries

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Fri Jul 6 09:47:20 CEST 2007

On Fre, 06 Jul 2007, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> That won't work. The "linux 2.4" phrase is jus a shortcut for "an
> installation of a five year old linux distribution".

Ok, but this is *trivial*.

> There are some less obvious issues. The most important problem is not
> the common libraries like libc and libm (even though the new system

No problem. As I said, clean chroot of even sarge if you want. That
should be *really* old enough. Stuff build there is linked against the
stuff *installed* in the chroot, so against old libs.

> option, I don't know. Otherwise, you have to install older versions of
> gcc and binutils as well, and at that point, a complete old distro is
> much easier to handle.

They *are* installed in the chroot. The chroot contains a complete old
installation, including gcc (in sarge 3.3.5).

Best wishes


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