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I would like to run version 14.7 of Xilinx ISE, which is a closed-source software. When it originally came out in 2013, it was supposed to be running on RHEL 6, so I think using CentOS 6.x should be my best option. RHEL v6.4 and RHEL v6.5 are the closest contemporaries of ISE 14.7.

However, when running either version (in a Docker container), the JVM bundled with the ISE fails when generating code for IP cores. I had tried to start java from the ISE installation, and it failed with a weird link-time error:

$ /sdk/fpga/Xilinx/14.7/ISE_DS/ISE/java/lin64/jre/bin/java 
dl failure on line 719Error: 
failed /sdk/fpga/Xilinx/14.7/ISE_DS/ISE/java/lin64/jre/lib/amd64/server/libjvm.so, 
because /sdk/fpga/Xilinx/14.7/ISE_DS/ISE/lib/lin64/libm.so.6: 
symbol __strtold_nan, version GLIBC_PRIVATE not defined in file libc.so.6 with link time reference

This is with LD_LIBRARY_PATH set by some ISE scripts to:

/sdk/fpga/Xilinx/14.7/ISE_DS/ISE/lib/lin64:\
/sdk/fpga/Xilinx/14.7/ISE_DS/EDK/lib/lin64:\
/sdk/fpga/Xilinx/14.7/ISE_DS/common/lib/lin64

I've had some success running it on Ubuntu 14.04 and 12.04 Docker images, where the java executable works (with the same LD_LIBRARY_PATH settings), but that too would crash with weird internal libc errors like double-freeing etc. from non-Java parts of the ISE; which is why I want to move on to CentOS.

My question is:

On a fresh version of CentOS 6.5 or 6.4 Docker container, how do I fix glibc so that the JVM bundled with Xilinx ISE works?

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