"I've built and installed libc-6 and it seems to be working fine. Now I need (at least according to the Changes text in the kernel source) to upgrade my libc-5. The problem is, I can't find any references on how to install a new build of libc-5 for compatability support only--I'm concerned that if I just 'configure, make, make install', I will break libc-6. I've looked at every FAQ and HOWTO I can find and there's nothing helpful. I looked at a libc-5 update RPM for RH 5.1, but I'm reluctant to guess where files go and which files need to be replaced. The libc-5 binary tarball includes fewer files than the update RPM, so I'm not sure what to do. Is there a doc online that explains how to build libc-5 and install it for compatability on a libc-6 box?"
Palin wrote in with this information...and a reliability question on the Tango Project, which looks to be the cure for this problem:
"Do you or anyone else in the Linux comunity know if the Tango Project's RPMs work? If you don't know what the Tango project is... It is a set of rpms for Redhat Linux 5.2 that provide all the necessary software (in RPM format) that one needs to install a 2.2.X kernel. I'd like to apply them...but was wondering what success others have had... The software can be found.... here and here. If it works I might be able to mirror it in the US...but I'm not going to try unless I know people have had success with it... "