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When connecting to ArcSDE with the administration command (sdelayer/shp2sde, ArcView 3.2a, or ArcGIS Desktop) the gsrvr core dumps.
The sde.errlog reports the following error:
"Error: (-1): Couldn't Start Server Task"
The following error message may also occur:
"Error: (-1) Network Operation failure"
Other situations can occur during an ArcSDE install or upgrade. Difficulty may also be encountered when trying to install or validate stored procedures and triggers.
The problem can occur on UNIX platforms where clients are gradually upgrading their ESRI products or even keeping multiple versions of ESRI products.
The gsrvr.shared is a dynamically linked library, and when it runs there is a chance it links to an incorrect version of SDE client libraries. SDE client libraries can exist in ArcSDE, ArcInfo Workstation, and ArcIMS on UNIX platforms.