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Error: Arc:connect oracle system/manager/usr/lib/dld.sl: Can't find path for shared library: libclntsh.sl.8.0

Error Message

Trying to connect to an Oracle 8i database on HP fails with the following error:

"Arc: connect oracle system/manager
/usr/lib/dld.sl: Can't find path for shared library: libclntsh.sl.8.0
/usr/lib/dld.sl: No such file or directory
Server oracle, pid: 123 terminated abnormally"

Cause

The ArcInfo executable DBI_ORACLE is failing to find the Oracle library libclntsh.sl.8.0 which is located in $ORACLE_HOME/lib.

Solution or Workaround

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

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