[tex-live] TL installer xz.x86_64 expects GLIB_C 2.6

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 15:30:29 CET 2010

$  uname -a
Linux [..] 2.6.18-194.26.1.el5 #1 SMP Fri Oct 29 14:21:16 EDT 2010
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ tlmgr update --all
tlmgr: package repository http://mirror.its.dal.ca/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnet
tlmgr: saving backups to /usr/local/texlive/2010/tlpkg/backups
[1/42] auto-remove: acromake
/lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.6' not found (required by

$ strings xzdec.x86_64-linux | grep GLIB
$ strings xz.x86_64-linux | grep GLIB
GLIBC_2.6            <-------------- RHEL has GLIBC_2.5

I use the i386-linux binaries on this system, so it is the installer
that is invoking the x86_64linux version of xz.  A
workaround should be to replace the x86_64 version with the i386 versiion:

$ strings xz.i386-linux | grep GLIB

Since I just did an update, it isn't obvious how to test the backups
without waiting for an update to appear.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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