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I'm trying to install glibc2 version 2.11 that's needed for openoffice 3.4

but i can't seem to find the dependency with yum. I already have the following dependencies installed.

glibc.i686                                2.5-49.el5_5.7               installed
glibc.x86_64                              2.5-49.el5_5.7               installed
glibc-common.x86_64                       2.5-49.el5_5.7               installed
glibc-devel.x86_64                        2.5-49.el5_5.7               installed
glibc-headers.x86_64                      2.5-49.el5_5.7               installed
libc-client.x86_64                        2004g-2.2.1                  installed


glibc.i686                                2.5-81.el5_8.2               updates
glibc.x86_64                              2.5-81.el5_8.2               updates
glibc-common.x86_64                       2.5-81.el5_8.2               updates
glibc-devel.i386                          2.5-81.el5_8.2               updates
glibc-devel.x86_64                        2.5-81.el5_8.2               updates
glibc-headers.x86_64                      2.5-81.el5_8.2               updates
glibc-utils.x86_64                        2.5-81.el5_8.2               updates

I ran the following to get the version but it shows something different

[root@***** /]# ./lib64/
GNU C Library stable release version 2.5, by Roland McGrath et al.

Can someone please help?


EDIT : I'm using CentOS 2.6.18-128.1.10.el5

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Can someone please help?

Actually, no. glibc is a core part of the distro and cannot be upgraded casually. Rebuild OO from source.

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do you mean that the CentOS version i'm using cannot have the glibc2 dependency or that it will be dangerous to do so? – Nerrve Jun 9 '12 at 3:10
If you're looking for large upgrades such as this one, CentOS is not the distro for you due to its basis of "stability". – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jun 9 '12 at 3:14
oh i see. so i guess i'll just downgrade to OO 3.1 then. that sounds like a safer and quicker option than upgrading the whole OS! thanks! – Nerrve Jun 9 '12 at 3:16

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