I'm using Centos 6.5 x64 for developing purposes. I need to install iconv 2.5 but could not find how.

Centos 6.5 glibc version is 2.12

On Centos 5.9 glibc version is 2.5

Why newer Centos uses older glibc library? How can i update it?


CentOS 6.5 uses glibc 2.12, which is a NEWER release than glibc 2.5.

12 > 5

CentOS 6.5 includes /usr/bin/iconv in the glibc-common package. It should be installed on your system.

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  • I thought 2.5 means 2.50. Should not it be 2.05? – akikara Jan 15 '15 at 8:25
  • No. The individual numbers in the version string aren't zero-padded. – jsbillings Jan 15 '15 at 21:24
  • Yes I checked after your precious warning. I'll be more carefull on next time. Thank you. – akikara Jan 15 '15 at 22:40

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