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I have some commercial software that's expecting me to install LSB on my RHEL6 (actually SL6) system. The problem is that this computer is meant to be a clean RHEL6 system, so that I can test my own software to confirm that it runs on out-of-the-box RHEL6.

I've got a bad feeling about this, and I thought I'd check here before doing this. Has anyone actually tried installing LSB on RHEL6? Did you have any problems afterwards? I installed LSB on a clean Ubuntu (10.10) system about six months ago, and regretted it (although the only specific problem I saw was that some desktop icons stopped working, although this eventually fixed itself - no idea how/why). I guess I'm basically not keen on having a second libc version hanging around.


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... A second libc? What? Where did you hear this? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jul 7 '11 at 0:08

Are you taking about the redhat-lsb package? Where are you seeing a second libc?

$ rpm -ql redhat-lsb-4.0-2.1.el6.x86_64

*Taken from a Scientific Linux 6.0 x86_64 installation.

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