Error while using a newer version of glibc

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/home/MYNAME/dependency/glibc-2.16/lib

This answer explains why LD_LIBRARY_PATH doesn't work, and what you should do instead.

I read your post and tried ...
python: error while loading shared libraries: __vdso_time: invalid mode for dlopen(): Invalid argument

The error usually means that you have a mismatch between ld-linux and libc.so.6. They must match.

If you are using direct loader invocation via /home/MYNAME/.../ld-2.16.so, you must also arrange for /home/MYNAME/.../libc.so.6 to be loaded.

You can do that by passing --library-path ... to ld-2.16.so, or setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH appropriately.

Your command with ld-2.16 --library-path ... ls is almost correct. The thing you are missing is that ld-2.16 will not search your PATH. You need to give it full pathname: ld-2.16 --library-path ... /bin/ls.


In my case it was centos 6 with python for pytorch.

I had errors like, etc.:

libraries: __vdso_time: invalid mode for dlopen(): Invalid argument

ImportError: /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by /home/evaldsu/.conda/envs/conda_env/lib/python3.6/site-

I installed alongside glibc-2.17 in local dir /opt/exp_soft/tools

then I installed in conda env patching tool (can install using other tools as well):

conda install -c conda-forge patchelf

then I patched binary of python to use different glibc path (you can do this with any binary). Be aware that it will change you python binary.

patchelf --set-rpath /opt/exp_soft/tools/glibc-2.17/lib:$HOME/.conda/envs/conda_inf/lib:/usr/lib64:/lib64:/lib --set-interpreter /opt/exp_soft/tools/glibc-2.17/lib/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 /home/evaldsu/.conda/envs/conda_inf/bin/python3.6

Another option is just install this script if you have full admin access:

https://gist.github.com/harv/f86690fcad94f655906ee9e37c85b174