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Dropbox daemon on Debian Etch - GLIB issue

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Hi,

I am trying to get the Dropbox daemon to run on a headless Debian Etch box but GLIBC_2.4 is not found.
I have tried installing build-essential but no joy.

I understand that GLIB is fairly central to the OS and that dropboxd is not available in source form to re-compile on the box.
Can anyone suggest a workaround or am I wasting my time.

$ uname -a
Linux xxx 2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-amd64 #1 SMP Thu Nov 5 05:04:40 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ ./.dropbox-dist/dropboxd
/home/support/.dropbox-dist/dropbox: /lib/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.4' not found (required by /home/support/.dropbox-dist/dropbox)

Thanks
BT
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by:santoshmotwani
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have you tried upgrading all packages and re-installing?
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by:TobiasHolm
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Hi!

Follow this guide how to install headless Dropbox: http://wiki.dropbox.com/TipsAndTricks/TextBasedLinuxInstall

Regards, Tobias
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by:brothertom
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Indeed I have, but no joy.
I guess that the dropbox binaries have been compiled with GLIBC 2.4 and I don't have them.

how can I find out which version of GLIBC I have - I understand that if later, I may be able to use the newer version by creating a sym link

BT
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apt-cache pkgnames glibc

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Regards, Tobias
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by:brothertom
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# apt-cache pkgnames glibc
glibc-pic
glibc-2.3.6-2
glibc-2.3.6.ds1-1
glibc-doc-reference
glibc-doc

I have run apt-get upgrade but same glibc version.
Do you know if glibc v2.4 is available and safe on this version of Debian?

Many thanks for your help
BT
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by:brothertom
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Incidentally, I have worked through the Dropbox headless page - useful, but looks to be an issue with this Debian install.
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Maybe you can upgrade to GLIBC_2.4 in your box to get Dropbox working? I don't know if this will mess up other parts of your system though.

Regards, Tobias
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by:brothertom
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Yes, tricky decision as it's a live box.   Will probably try to get it into Dropbox using another service, perhaps WebDav > Dropbox

Thanks for your help.
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Seems like you need glibc 2.4: http://wiki.dropbox.com/TipsAndTricks/TextBasedLinuxInstall

WebDav doesn't seems to work: https://www.dropbox.com/help/62

Regards, Tobias
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