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Error: Failed to load shared library: libtiff.sl

Error Message

When the ArcSDE administration command 'sderaster' is executed on HP, the following error may occur:

"Failed to load shared library: libtiff.sl"

Example:
sderaster -o insert -l qa_rastab2,image -f 13043_500.tif -u vtest -p xx -s xavier -i 8390
ArcSDE 8.3 Build 239 Fri Nov 15 15:00:37 PST 2002
Attribute Administration Utility
----------------------------------------
Successfully created table qa_rastab2.
Error: Failed to load shared library: libtiff.sl
Incomplete...

Cause

For the HP platform, the shared library must be loaded with an absolute path; it cannot be resolved through LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

Solution or Workaround

Execute the ArcSDE administration command 'sderaster' in the directory where libtiff.sl is located. Libtiff.sl is generally located in the $SDEHOME/lib folder.