You should be able to upgrade glibc to a newer version on your Ubuntu instance.
I don't have this particular version directly in front of me, but here is a suggestion from the Ubuntu forums, if sudo apt-get upgrade glibc doesn't work for you: Ubuntu Forums
2.15-0ubuntu10.11 is the latest in 12.04. We'd have to upgrade to 14.04 in order to get a new enough version which is not an option for us at this time.
We have similar issues in our environment for v9.2 on RHEL6. It seems that the precompiled SDK (especially libtabsys.so) uses an older version of glibc that is conflicting with the one required by our Python interpreter in our environment (gcc 4.7.2). Could you rebuild the sdk with compatible gcc and make it available or may be give us the source code so that we can build it our environment?
We are aware of the glibc compatibility issue in the Linux version of the Tableau SDK for 9.2 and are working on it. I'll update this thread when we have a resolution.
Data Engine Product Manager,
Upgrading glibc without upgrading the entire distribution would be a horrible, horrible. idea. Pretty much every library and executable on a Linux system is linked to glibc. Upgrading it for the sake of the Tableau SDK is bad advice. Furthermore, the .rpm (and presumably) the .dep is defective because you haven't placed dependency information into the package. The whole point of using these package management systems instead of .tar files is to prevent installation from even happening if there is a missing dependency that cannot be resolved.
Alternatively, you could just statically link the SDK.
Do you have any update on this issue?
VP of Data Science