LiveCode Server on CentOS 6?

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Sun Jul 29 20:56:26 EDT 2018

Keith Clarke wrote:

 > Thanks Warren (& Richard) - this probably is the blocker, as this
 > particular VPS is definitely running 2.12
 > Google suggests that I can’t (or at least shouldn't attempt to)
 > upgrade CentOS 6 with a later glibc version, given its central role.
 > Apparently there are workarounds to install an additional, later
 > version of glibc - as an option, alongside the OS version - in such a
 > way that it gets called session by session, when needed (i.e. for LC
 > Server use). However, after failing to complete a couple of these,
 > it's clear but that this is way beyond my Linux chops to sort.
 > So, it looks like server migration / rebuild will need to be on the
 > critical path or it’s a dead-end for experimenting with LC Server for
 > this particular project.

First question (an admittedly ignorant one, but I haven't spent much 
time in the CentOS community):  Why does their package manager not 
automatically keep system components current?

Second question: If the first question cannot be resolved easily, what 
is the advantage of CentOS for this project over Ubuntu or Debian?

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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