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From Fernando Cassia <fcas...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: What is the oldest Linux that AOO can run on? Is there a policy wrt baseline libraries/distro release?
Date Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:45:28 GMT
> For the current 4.1.x series the baseline is so far going to stay CentOS 5.x;
> They will need glibc >= 2.5; this requirement is deliberately chosen  so that it is
satisfied by
> virtually all Linux-based desktop systems available today.

Thanks Andrea. That was exactly what I was looking for!.

FC

On 1/19/17, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org> wrote:
> On 13/01/2017 Fernando Cassia wrote:
>> I wonder what are the older Linux version that AOO-current (whatever
>> is the latest version) will run on?
>
> Version 4.1.3 is built on CentOS 5 with glibc 2.5.
>
>> And I'm trying to create a VM with the oldest possible, still
>> supported Linux version, with AOO on it.
>> CentOS 5.5 is still a target platform?
>
> We use the latest CentOS 5, so this would be CentOS 5.11. But binaries
> will work on all the CentOS 5.x series and everything newer than it
> (which basically means any modern, non-modern and even quite old
> Linux-based desktop system).
>
>> And going forward, what do you plan to use as a base? is there a
>> policy? like "the oldest version of CentOS still supported"? or
>> "latest CentOS -1" or what?
>
> For the current 4.1.x series the baseline is so far going to stay CentOS
> 5.x; I expect we may want to revise this after 4.1.4 is released, but
> for the moment this was not discussed.
>
>> Or are the AOO Linux binaries just expected to work on any Linux
>> regardless of glibc version?
>
> They will need glibc >= 2.5; this requirement is deliberately chosen  so
> that it is satisfied by virtually all Linux-based desktop systems
> available today.
>
> Regards,
>    Andrea.
>
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