[tex-live] dvipdfmx on CentOS 5.6 (glibc 2.5)

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 00:52:59 CEST 2012

2012/4/17 Karen Ellrick <osakawebbie at gmail.com>:
> Zdenek,
> I still wonder why the programs do not work on CentOS 5.6. I have two x86_64
> conputers, one still with an obsolete CentOS 4.7, another with CentOS 5.3
> and the x86_64 binaries from TL work. I tried to build the binaries on
> CentOS 5.3, I only do not have all tools necessary to build xindy but all
> remaining binaries were built without any error. Can someone imagine what
> might happen with CentOS after 5.3?
Maybe I see the reason. Just by checking the version I see:

$ dvipdfmx --version

This is dvipdfmx-20110311 by the DVIPDFMx project team,
an extended version of dvipdfm-0.13.2c developed by Mark A. Wicks.

Copyright (C) 2002-2011 by the DVIPDFMx project team

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

$ ~/tmp/dvipdfmx --version
/home/zw/tmp/dvipdfmx: /lib64/tls/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.7' not
found (required by /home/zw/tmp/dvipdfmx)

Thus it seems that dvipdfmx works on my computer because I have not
run "tlmgr update" for a long time. There is only one remaining
mystery: I can build all binaries (sans xindy) from the up-to-date svn
working copy without any error.

> As promised in another email I just sent, here is the binary of dvipdfmx in
> my /usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/x86_64-linux directory.  On my CentOS 5.6
> machine, it does this:
> [root at vps-1011517-5697 ~]# /usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/x86_64-linux/dvipdfmx
> aozora-utarticle-utf8-1.dvi
> /usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/x86_64-linux/dvipdfmx: /lib64/libc.so.6: version
> `GLIBC_2.7' not found (required by
> /usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/x86_64-linux/dvipdfmx)
> What does it do on yours?
> And here is the result of testing for the version of glibc:
> [root at vps-1011517-5697 ~]# ldd --version
> ldd (GNU libc) 2.5
> Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO
> Written by Roland McGrath and Ulrich Drepper.
> I am curious as to what version your system says it has.
> I hope this is helpful in solving the mystery.  If you want me to run your
> copy of dvipdfmx (or a different command) on my machine, I'm happy to do so.
> Karen

Zdeněk Wagner

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