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Debugger will not start without Glibc

The FusionReactor Debugger uses a native library to provide some of its features. The debugger native library requires GLIBC_2.14 to function.

Centos 6.x, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other Linux systems don’t provide this version.

Example error messages

$ sudo bin/ run
Using CATALINA_BASE:   /opt/apache-tomcat-8.0.3
Using CATALINA_HOME:   /opt/apache-tomcat-8.0.3
Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /opt/apache-tomcat-8.0.3/temp
Using JRE_HOME:        /usr
Using CLASSPATH:       /opt/apache-tomcat-8.0.3/bin/bootstrap.jar:/opt/apache-tomcat-8.0.3/bin/tomcat-juli.jar
Error occurred during initialization of VM
Could not find agent library /opt/fusionreactor/instance/tomcat8/ in absolute path, with
error: /lib64/ version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by /opt/fusionreactor/instance/tomcat8/

On CF servers this error information is redirected to /dev/null so its never seen but you could be hitting this error.


To check the version of glibc on a linux system you can run one of the following:

# red hat / centos
rpm -q glibc

# debian / ubuntu
dpkg -l libc6

# via ldd
ldd --version


To work around we have build a libc.so6 version 2.14.1 for uses on Centos (64 bit only) which must be explicitly loaded via the LD_PRELOAD variable


In Tomcat you would set the following lines in the ‘’

export FR_OPTS="-javaagent:/opt/fusionreactor/instance/tomcat8/fusionreactor.jar=name=tomcat8,address= -agentpath:/opt/fusionreactor/instance/tomcat8/"

export LD_PRELOAD=/opt/fusionreactor/instance/tomcat8/

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