"Can't load library libncurses.so.4: can't open file" starting isql in IB 5.11 on Redhat 5.0 Linux

By: Borland Staff

Abstract: The error is due to Redhat 5.0 not having this library.

Problem:
Starting isql on Redhat 5.0 Linux and received the error message:
"Can't load library libncurses.so.4:  can't open file".

Solution:
The error is due to Redhat 5.0 not having this library.
The library libncurses.so.4 is specific to RedHat version 5.1.   
Note: The release notes for InterBase 5.11 for Linux indicate that 
InterBase is certified to run on Redhat 5.1.  

The workaround is to create a symbolic link libncurses.so.4 to 
libncurses.so.3.0 on Redhat 5.0.  The libraries are located in the:
 /usr/lib directory.  Please keep in mind InterBase 5.11 for Linux
is not certified to run on RedHat 5.0.  

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