Livewire 1.01 and Informix on AIX 4.2

Livewire 1.01 and Informix on AIX 4.2

Post by Steffen Winther Soerense » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00


I'm new to informix and I'm trying to get an Online 7.12 up on an AIX
4.2 underneath a Netscape Enterprise 2.01 server. So far I got the same
problem as described below, anyone knows the fix ?

Snip form previous article:

After succesfully install: Enterprise 2.01, Informix7.12(LWPRO)
and livewire I've found a previously referenced problem:
I can't connect to Informix from appmgr-dbadmin:
"Unable to open",
In an article from netscape KB they say about putting environ LIBPATH,
but after apply it in my start script

 # ./start
 failed to initialize shared libraries [the mode argument for the
dlopen() call is invalid]
 ./start[22]: 40454 Abort(coredump)

Any idea, experience, suggestion is welcome
p.d: I've post this question in netscape news too, but
no answer until now.

from "kb/tools/961125-4.html" of netscape...:

Quote:> When connecting to an Informix database through LiveWire,
> and the database connection fails with the following
> message in debug mode:

> [CANTOPEN] Unable to open
> dlopen(): path component not found (errno = ENOENT)

> The required LIBPATH variable needs to be added to the 'start'
> script of your enterprise server (aside from the other INFORMIX
> variables). Note that AIX uses LIBPATH, not LD_LIBRARY_PATH, for
> shared library environment path.



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