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Error: CONNECT on Tru64 to Oracle 8i fails with '/arcexe83/bin/dbi_oracle: /sbin/loader: Fatal Error: cannot map'

Error Message

Trying to CONNECT to an Oracle 8i database on Tru64 fails with the error:

Code:
Arc: connect oracle system/manager
123:/archome/arcexe83/bin/dbi_oracle: /sbin/loader:
Fatal Error: cannot map libclntsh.so.8.0
Server arcgis, pid: 123 terminated normally

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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