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isql fails to run with error while loading shared libraries: libncurses.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.

Article:
00727
Last Reviewed:
25th November 2011
Revision:
2

You need libncurses.so.4.

Easysoft build unixODBC with readline support using ncurses4 in an attempt to make it compatible with as many Linux distributions as possible. Some new distributions are not installing compatibility libraries by default and only include the latest library versions.

We have had this reported for RedHat. Install ncurses4-5.0-9i386 from your RedHat CDs.

Alternatively:

Build unixODBC yourself. You can get unixODBC from ftp://ftp.easysoft.com/pub/unixODBC.

Get ncurses4 source distribution and build it yourself.

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