How do I tell which version of glibc I have installed on my system?

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Question

There are two different GMS downloads for Linux, which one should I download and install?

Answer

Which Linux version you should download and install will depend on the version of glibc you have installed on your system.

To determine which to download and install on Redhat RPM based systems, please open a command prompt on your Linux server and type "rpm -q glibc" then press the Enter key.

The version of glibc you are running will be returned on the command line.

On non RPM based Linux systems, please open a command prompt and change to the /lib directory then type "ls -al /lib/libc*". This will return a list of glibc files on your system including version numbers.

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