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Pinned topic Installing OAT on UBUNTU 12.04.3 LTS

‏2013-11-13T10:00:47Z | admin informix open tool ubuntu


I'm trying to get OAT to work on an Ubuntu box 12.04.3 LTS. Foolishly I had hoped that the packaged software in the informix distribution would work out of the box.

it doesn't. the Apache/PHP world shipped with the SW fails on the missing SSv2_method and I haven't found a cure for that one.

Exploring the alternative, namely to do a clean install of Apache2/PHP5 also fails, simply because (on UNIX, my dear IBMers dynamically linked libs are not using extension *.dll as written down in the installation guides...) is not up-to-date. Makes some sense, but puts me in front of the alternative to either build myself on my Ubuntu box or to find the matching

The error message from "php -m" is:

PHP Warning:  PHP Startup: pdo_informix: Unable to initialize module
Module compiled with module API=20100525
PHP    compiled with module API=20090626
These options need to match
 in Unknown on line 0

I spare all the details of figuring out things on Ubuntu with regards to PHP5 and Apache2 - which is nowhere similar to what IBM writes up in

any advice how I can get this stuff to run without having to recompile loads of stuff? after all, we're in the year 2013 and getting used to simple installs (thanks MSFT, GOOGLE, Apple)

  • c_binding
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    Re: Installing OAT on UBUNTU 12.04.3 LTS


    after recompiling and installing it, things came up but eventually we got core dumps from apache on /var/www/oat/index.php. (after going through the install...)

    hence we decided to recompile openssl, including the dangerous SSLv2 support. see for the cook-book.

    with the new openssl lib the Informix 12.10 OAT distribution now seems to work.

    it's been a ride.