I installed iSeries access for linux in my new Ubuntu 8.04. There is a problem. When I added a connection and double click it to open it, a pop up window comes saying "The 5250 Emulator is starting. Please Wait". After this noting happens, no window opens.
dagar 110000EVYG6 Posts
Re: No Emulator Window2008-05-13T15:58:43ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.Here is what I did to get the previous version of iseries access for Linux to run on gutsy:
You'll need pretty scalable fonts that IBM's program recognizes:
sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts sudo fc-cache -f -v
Recall that IBM doesn't release a DEBIAN package, only an RPM. To install RPMs on Debian, you'll need ALIEN.
sudo apt-get install alien
After it installs, while being in the same directory as your iSeries RPM, do:
sudo alien -i iSeriesAccess-5.2.0-1.10.i386.rpm
(your filename may be different, may the TAB KEY be with you)
Again, most of this I stole from Sirnigel's post, but repeat it hear for convenience. Next, do:
sudo apt-get install libmotif3
then: sudo apt-get install libxaw6
then: sudo ln -s /usr/X11R6/lib/libcwbcore.so /usr/lib/libcwbcore.so
then: sudo ln -s /opt/ibm/iSeriesAccess/lib/libcwbcore.so /usr/lib/libcwbodbc.so
then: sudo ln -s /opt/ibm/iSeriesAccess/lib/libcwbodbcs.so /usr/lib/libcwbodbcs.so
then: sudo ln -s /opt/ibm/iSeriesAccess/lib/libcwbrc.so /usr/lib/libcwbrc.so
then: sudo ln -s /usr/X11R6/lib/libXm.so.3 /usr/lib/libXm.so.3
then: sudo ln -s /opt/ibm/iSeriesAccess/lib/libcwbcore.so /usr/lib/libcwbcore.so
then: sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/libstdc++.so.5 /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
then: sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/libgcc_s.so.1 /usr/lib/libgcc_s.so.1
Now, this is why I had to do a little digging on my own, because this next step was missing. In fact, I wrote this entire post, because I think you should know that you'll also need to do this... then: sudo apt-get install libstdc++5
to run, just: /opt/ibm/iSeriesAccess/bin/ibm5250 -LANGID en_us
I made a custom app launcher. If you're used to the windows version from IBM, this should make you feel right at home. Some keybindings were by default a little different, but you just did all that other hard stuff, you can probably point and click your way through the rest of it.
furicle 060000PPST12 Posts
Re: No Emulator Window2008-05-14T16:08:39ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
- dagar 110000EVYG
Note the latest version seems to run OK in Hardy (again - only tested quickly) with just installing the prerequisites and using alien on the rpm.
Re: No Emulator Window2008-05-28T14:53:05ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
- furicle 060000PPST
Re: No Emulator Window2008-06-15T10:06:36ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
- SystemAdmin 110000D4XK
The problem was library libcwbcore.so was not at its intended place i.e. /usr/X11R6/lib/ where /usr/lib/libcwbcore.so shortcut was pointing to.
The case is solved now and I am closing this topic.
Once again, Thanks a lot