[Pharo-dev] Recent VM for Pharo 2 on Ubuntu 8.04

Jan Vrany jan.vrany at fit.cvut.cz
Wed Aug 28 06:41:32 EDT 2013


we had similar problems. After a bit of a research, I concluded that
there are basically two options for this sort of GLIBC a problem:

1) Workaround: recompile the VM on the target system, i.e., on
    Ubuntu 8.04

2) Solution: find symbols that introduces that dependency and then
    simply not use them in the VM code. This means that you may have
    to provide your own implementation of certain C functions
    (memset, stat, things like that)

    To do so, nm and objdump is your friend.

If I were you, I would go for a workaround.

Best, Jan

On 28/08/13 11:25, Sven Van Caekenberghe wrote:
> Hi,
> I asked this question before
>    http://forum.world.st/Pharo-dev-Latest-vm-on-Ubuntu-8-04-4-LTS-tt4689467.html
> and yes I know that Ubuntu 8.04 is old, but I am really stuck.
> I need to deploy a Pharo #20619 image and I need a VM that works on Ubuntu 8.04 _and_ that is not 'too old' (like Eliot's most recent CogVM where I am getting lots of NB errors as well).
> The problem seems to be the dependency on the glibc 2.11.
> Has anyone successfully solved this issue ?
> Thx,
> Sven

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