Chris Brennan xaero at
Fri Nov 12 22:45:39 UTC 2010

I've got a freebsd7.3 box running on an old VAIO PIII. For the most part
Ziggy chugs along quite well as my backup internal webserver and dns slave.

uname -a -> FreeBSD 7.3-RELEASE-p3 FreeBSD
7.3-RELEASE-p3 #8: Sun Oct 24 01:53:03 EDT 2010
root at  i386

This evening I was fixing the very old seti at home client that the machine has
been chugging with for like 5 years now. The machine started out as a
FreeBSD5 install and has been progressively upgraded over the years to it's
current incarnate. While trying to use the client from this ( I get the
following error

[seti at ziggy ~]$ ./BOINC/run_client --attach_project be1dc44b8692b798473781a73c1944b7 --daemon
./boinc: /lib/obsolete/linuxthreads/ version `GLIBC_2.4' not found
(required by ./boinc)
[seti at ziggy ~]$

Incidentally, the same exact i686 binary works just fine on my FBSD64-8.1
laptop ... so what gives? I don't remember seeing a readily available GLIBC
solution in ports.

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