Re: Do Eclipse work's with glibc2.3?

From: Joachim Schimpf <>
Date: Thu 06 May 2004 04:33:33 PM GMT
Message-ID: <>
Christian Cleber Masdeval Braz - DATAPREVMS wrote:
> I'm trying to link to the eclipse libraries on a I386/Linux system. It
> uses glibc-2.3.2, and I get these undefined symbols at link time:
> .../eclipse/lib/i386_linux/ undefined reference to `__ctype_b'
> .../eclipse/lib/i386_linux/ undefined reference to
> `__ctype_toupper'
> Looking around the web, it appears that these symbols have been removed
> in libc-2.3.2.

Redhat has annoyed a lot of people with this incompatible change, see e.g.

The eclipse we are currently distributing works with glibc 2.0-2.2.
I have experimented a bit and it seems impossible to build a library
that works with 2.0-2.3, but i can build one that works with 2.1-2.3.

So, if there are no objections, we could drop support for glibc 2.0
and make things work on 2.3, any opinions? Hopefully in the future
such problems will not occur any longer since glibc seems to use
versioned symbols now.

  Joachim Schimpf              /             phone: +44 20 7594 8187
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Received on Thu May 06 17:35:12 2004

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