Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Git Clone GLIBCXX_3.4.29 Not Found on Xubuntu

The Attempt:

This was my first attempt to clone a Github repository on Xubuntu (XFCE Desktop) using VSCode. I did not have this problem with Ubuntu (Gnome Desktop).
  • VSCode Version
    Version: 1.90.2
    Commit: 5437499feb04f7a586f677b155b039bc2b3669eb
    Date: 2024-06-18T22:33:48.698Z
    Electron: 29.4.0
    ElectronBuildId: 9728852
    Chromium: 122.0.6261.156
    Node.js: 20.9.0
    OS: Linux x64 5.15.0-113-generic snap
  • Git Version
    root# git --version
    git version 2.34.1
  • XUbuntu Version
    root# lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: Ubuntu
    Description: Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS
    Release: 22.04
    Codename: jammy

    root# dpkg -l '*-desktop' | grep ^ii | grep 'ubuntu-'
    ii xubuntu-desktop 2.241 amd64 Xubuntu desktop system

The Error Message:

I received an error that included the following:
git clone https://github.com/USER/REPO.git /home/USER/github/REPO --progress
/snap/core20/current/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.29' not found (required by /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libproxy.so.1)
(USER is my username and REPO is the repository name.)


I searched Google and found a myriad of solutions that included:
  • Update from "snap20" to "snap22"
  • Remove/Reinstall VSCode
  • Modify "snapcraft.yaml"
I confirmed my "snap22" library contained the needed GLIBCXX_3.4.29 module. However, I didn't like any of those solutions because they required some underlying "tweeking" that has caused trouble in the past.

The Solution:

I stumbled onto this solution accidentally, and I don't know why it works. Run these commands using the "Git Bash Terminal" in VSCode
cd /home/USER/github
git clone https://github.com/USER/REPO.git REPO --progress

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