> > > > I have spent a painful few days trying to get any version of
> > > > Informix (from 9.21 up to 9.40) to "init -i" on a fresh Red
> > > > Hat 8.0 install. I would completely reinstall Red Hat 8
> > > > (reformat & partition), get the system configured, run
> > > > up2date, and then install Informix. However, I could not get
> > > > the "oninit -i" to work - it kept dying after trying to bring
> > > > up the ADM VP. When I did the same steps as above without
> > > > running up2date, the oninit -i worked!!!! (I do remember an
> > > > Informix vs. glibc issue back around the 7.1 version, so
> > > > that's what made me think that the glibc might be the issue).
> > > > The glibc that is part of the Red Hat 8.0 install is 2.2.93-5
> > > > and the version that up2date installs is 2.3.2-4.80 (I
> > > > remember some kind of security bug that was "fixed" sometime
> > > > in the last 2 weeks).
> > > > Just passing my experience on - from all the googling I did
> > > > trying to research this, I saw a few other reports of the
> > > > issue, but didn't see any solutions.
> > > I had the same issue while trying to upgrade from Informix 9.21
> > > to 9.4 on Linux to glibc 2.2.x.
> > > ADM VP and "oninit -i" just hangs.
> > What does oninit -ivy give?
> > strace of the vp's at the hang gives?
> > Is RESIDENT set to 0 or 1, set to 1 gives complete system hangs
> > on some versions of Linux/glibc/Informix! Try set to 0.
> > > So what is IBM Informix 's recommendation for Informix 9.4 on
> > > Red Hat ?
Yuk! I think I got the attributes right when I reformatted this
"wretched" top-posted mess. Apologies if I didn't.
Anyway, Red Hat *horribly* botched glibc-2.3.2-4.80. You'll need to
be getting and installing glibc-2.3.2-4.80.6 so your stuff works again.
See the Red Hat RHSA-2003:089-11 advisory for more info.
Quote:> What glibc version did you purchase your IDS 9.4 for? Do you have a
IDS-9.40.UC1 was built on RHL7.2, so a properly ported app *should*
run on any Red Hat release version 7.2 or greater. That said, there
are known problems with IDS referencing errno directly and its i686
pthread library calling internal glibc functions (both porting
no-no's). Also, IDS does not yet support NPTL (new feature in glibc)
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