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Any one encounter the following message when attempting to execute the oninit?

oninit: error in loading shared libraries: iosm09a.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

The file exists in the proper directory.  I have set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH to the $INFORMIXDIR/lib path.  

Is LD_LIBRARY_PATH the correct environment variable?
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by:chsoh
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I am not sure for Linux,
But I know the Solaris using LIBPATH instead of LD_LIBRARY_PATH
you can try out....

good luck
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by:Randyb
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We have run into this exact problem everytime we rebuild our SAP systems. The work around we have found is a dynamic link as follows:

cd /usr/lib
ln -s $INFORMIXDIR/lib/ismdd07b.so ismdd07b.so

of course you would replace the 7 with a 9 for your version.

We have found that this works every time, if the file already exists (as a LINK) in /usr/lib ...delete it and re-link it.

Give it a shot...not much of a risk by creating a new link.

Good Luck

Randy
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by:Randyb
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PS ...if $INFORMIXDIR isn't a defined variable just replace it with the correct lib path.

cya
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ooopss...sorry ... so many message I know.

I should have just typed using your exact example ...just replace the ism file name with yours ...not only the 7 is wrong in my example... details details I know but wanted to be clear.

R.
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by:Randyb
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Hey I cant just leave well enough alone right !

besides the above you would also want to verify that the permissions are set correctly on this file (and link).

the $INFORMIXDIR/lib/ism/iosm09a.so file should be set as follows:

Owner: informix
Group: Informix
Mode: rwxr-xr-x

SO to be complete ...all in one message ..

cd /usr/lib (AS USER ROOT)
ln -s $INFORMIXDIR/lib/iosm09a.so  iosm09a.so

at this point the perms on the linked files in /usr/lib should be
owner:root
group: other
mode: 777 (rwx across the board)

cd $INFORMIXDIR/lib
chown informix  iosm09a.so
chgrp informix  iosm09a.so
chmod 755  iosm09a.so

DONE ! (and so am I now ...happy ?)

good luck

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Hello ...
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by:blhelm
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I installed Linux Mandrake 6.1 instead of Red Hat.

Then I was able to directly install the downloads from Intraware.

This solved the initial problem by installing the engine and following the directions documented by Informix.
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