Re: installing new applications

From: winsor SMP (
Date: Mon Nov 06 2000 - 04:55:17 CET

('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is) Michele,

You may use anything I type here without any permission:)
Unless it's obviously incorrect*grin*
I'm quite pleased with being able in some small way, to help this project.
After all, the more one learns the less one realizes they actually know........


>Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 13:48:18 +0200
>From: Michele Andreoli <>
>Subject: Re: installing new applications
>On Wed, Oct 25, 2000 at 05:25:06PM -0700, winsor SMP nicely wrote:
>> Claudio,
>> Most libc5 application can be installed within muLinux.
>> If you wander through the likes of metalab, you'll see many apps are
>> offered in two flavors, libc5 and glibc (libc6).
>> Using libc5 versions will get you going on the right foot, and if you get errors about lib files you should be able to grab the lib files from metalab as well............
>> Just be sure that after installing any lib files to either run "ldconfig"
>> or reboot your machine(this is a VERY common mistake made)
>> Another more ponderous option would be to compile apps from the source code using the -static flag in the makefiles........but be warned, this makes GIANT apps(quite similiar to the M$ stuff 8^P)
>> oh yeah..........and be sure to compile those apps on "another" linux box as the gcc included with muLinux is for learning C only.
>> Good luck
>> winsor
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