AppImage needs more recent glibc


I have Rocky Linux 8 with KDE from EPEL running perfectly on my workstation.

I’d like to install the Ansel photo application. For the record, Ansel is a fork of Darktable, apparently more usable and way less buggy.

The application comes in form of a downloadable AppImage file. I gave it a spin, but it spews out errors like this:

version `GLIBC_2.34' not found
version `GLIBC_2.29' not found
version `GLIBC_2.35' not found

I checked, and Rocky Linux 8 has glibc-2.28.

Now is there some quirky way to install a more recent glibc in a non-standard location and then somehow tell the AppImage to use that ? Even better, without wrecking my existing installation ? I wouldn’t know how to go about that, and I don’t even know if it is feasible.

Any suggestions ?


If you do not wish to move to RockyLinux 9 which has version 2.34, IMO you have a couple options.

Compile from source: Ansel


It may worth contacting the Ansel developers, they may be happy to provide an appimage with support for version 2.28.

Trying to change glibc on you install, will lead to breakages.

Regards Tom.

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