My hosting service (http://www.dreamhost.com) tech support folks
responded to my request for GLIBC 2,.3 support as apparently required
by the Linux Rev CGi engine, with the following comment:
> almost 90% of hosts that
> run Debian systems run the stable version which was Woody up until the
> beginning of this month. Debian woody is based on glibc2.2 . We are
> upgrading to the latest Debian which is sarge (3.1) which will upgrade
> glibc as well to a more recent version at the end of this summer.
So I'll just be patient until the end of the summer. Meanwhile, I'm
honing my Python/PHP skill set, hardly a painful experience.
I assume this is a Debian issue and that Red Hat Linux uses GLIBC
2.3, which explains the anomaly.