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Finding out the glibc version

There are four ways to find the glibc version that is installed in the system.

1. Open a terminal and run



Which should give an output like



Indicating the glibc version is 2.11.3.

2. The second method is by writing a program for it.

glibc_version.c



Compile it



and execute it



output :



Note: You might get a different output based on your version.

3. Open a terminal and run the command



output :



4. The fourth rather crude way which would work if are running debian based systems is to open the synaptic package manager and go to the package libc-bin and see the installed version number in front of it.

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