CONNECT on Solaris to Oracle 8i fails with such file or database

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

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

Arc: connect oracle system/manager /arcexe83/bin/dbi_oracle: fatal:
open failed: No such file or directory
Server oracle, pid: 123 terminated abnormally


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

Solution or Workaround

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

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