[gmx-developers] `GLIBC_2.7' not found

Mark Abraham mark.abraham at anu.edu.au
Fri May 21 16:27:04 CEST 2010

----- Original Message -----
From: Axel Kohlmeyer <akohlmey at cmm.chem.upenn.edu>
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010 0:15
Subject: Re: [gmx-developers] `GLIBC_2.7' not found
To: Discussion list for GROMACS development <gmx-developers at gromacs.org>

> On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 10:08 AM, Gaurav Goel 
> <gauravgoeluta at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I understand that for all subsequent changes I make to 
> gmx_visco.c, I
> > only need to enter "make gmx_visco" in src/tools.
> >
> > The executable 'g_visco' runs fine on my work computer. 
> However, when
> > I copied the executable 'g_visco' to the Ohio Supercomputer 
> Cluster, I
> > got this error:
> > g_visco: /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.7' not found 
> (required by g_visco)
> >
> > Do I need to add any additional flags to my build to make sure this
> > executable is transferable to different platforms?
> nope. you need an older linux. glibc is only backward compatible
> but not forward compatible. if you copy a binary that was built with
> a newer glibc to a machine with an older glibc, you get this failure.
> there are ways around this, but they are messy.
> it is probably easiest to just recompile on the OSC machine.

Or link to a static glibc?


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