book INTEL - hint - original glibc version unknown

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Wed Oct 11 15:35:36 PDT 2000

On Wed, 11 Oct 2000, you wrote:
> Erika Pacholleck wrote
> > open the file /lib/ (xxx = whatever follows)
> > in a normal editor and search for the word "release version".
> > Right after this you find the exact version of your libc
> > (and besides that, following some more information when and
> > how it was compiled)
> That's a very good idea.  However, it might be "cleaner" with a binary
> file to do:
>     strings /lib/ | grep "release version"

Looks like a better solution. I'll add that to the book.

> instead of opening it with a text editor.  (Of course you have to have
> "strings" installed.)
> > Also good to know exactly what your distributor did ;-)
> However my suggestion above doesn't get all of this interesting (and
> useful) information unless you use 'grep -A15 "release version"' to
> include 15 lines of the trailing context.

I don't think that's really needed for the lfs-book purposes, is it?

Gerard Beekmans

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