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Error: CONNECT on Solaris to Oracle 8i fails with ld.so.1...No such file or database

Error Message

Trying to CONNECT to an Oracle 8i database on Solaris fails with the error:

Code:
Arc: connect oracle system/manager
ld.so.1: /arcexe83/bin/dbi_oracle: fatal: libclntsh.so.8.0:
open failed: No such file or directory
Server oracle, pid: 123 terminated abnormally

Cause

The ArcInfo executable DBI_ORACLE fails to find the Oracle library libclntsh.so.8.0 located in $ORACLE_HOME/lib.

Solution or Workaround

Add $ORACLE_HOME/lib to the system variable $LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

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