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How do I install glib on a centOS server? I did: yum install glibc-devel

but it tells me that the version glibc 2.15 is installed However i need to have the version 2.17


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Which CentOS version are you using ? –  Dominik Feb 25 '10 at 11:12
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You can find the official glibc versions for CentOS on the CentOS mirror sites.

For example

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If you are absolutely sure you need it, you have two choices:

  1. use a different distribution that has the version you need (perhaps in a VM on top of your CentOS)
  2. Compile everything manually (I'd install rpm-build and use make rpm, but this might
    a) break dependencies in the system, and
    b) be a pretty complicated task to do, since the new version of glibc will require a lot of other prerequisites)
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Well, that means that CentOS only has version 2.15 in its repositories. You could try to use yum --enablerepo=updates-testing --enablerepo=testing install glibc-devel but be aware, that an incompatible glibc may lead to problems with installed programs.

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