> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Ryan [mailto:newdavid at baker.ie]
> I have read all sorts of things about the huge differences between
> compiling applications using someting called glib6c and something else
> called libc (don't quote me on the names !) and have avoided
> the issue by
> just using the newest of anything I could get my hands on.
>Libc's are great fun, honest... they contain all the printf and basic i/o
glibc is the gnu libc version 2 and above,
also known as libc 6 to confuse you. libc as used in slackware is libc 5,
which I'm not sure whether it's gnu or not... anyway, glibc is the new
libc which is used on Redhat 5+, Debian 2.1+, and a few other modern
Libc is what slackware use.
>> The server is Slackware something or other and the following
> line came from
> dmesg - "Linux version 2.0.30 (root at darkstar) (gcc version
> 188.8.131.52) #4 Fri
> Oct 3 14:07:03 CDT 1997"
That makes it maybe slackware 3.4 or so...
>> The application to install is webmin-0.74. Webmin tells me that it
> supports the following versions of Slackware - 3.2 , 3.3 ,
> 3.4 , 3.5 , 3.6
> , 4.0
>> Anybody know how I can work out if it will work or not ?
It'll work probably. The easiest way to see is try. build it as a standard
user, and test it there. Install it only if it works as a user.
>> Is there some command I can run which will identify which version of
> Slackware is installed, or is it just the kernel version
> which is important?
Nope. slackware don't have many clues, unlike redhat and such like. Uname -a
check the archives of slackware mirror sites is the best way
>> Also, is there any possibility of doing any damage if I do
> try the compile
> (it's not my machine).
not if you don't do it as root, or any other priviledged user. just make
it doesn't delete or replace anything.
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