OBIEE 11g: Error: 'Error in invoking target 'client_sharedlib' of makefile' when Installing OBIEE on a 64-bit Operating System

(Doc ID 1306506.1)

Last updated on JUNE 10, 2017

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version [1905] and later
Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version [1905] and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 13-Sept-2012***
***Checked for relevance on 04-Aug-2014***


The following error occurs when running OBIEE installer on Linux 64-bit. The installer is linking files and progress bar is at 92%:

Error in invoking target 'client_sharedlib' of makefile
'/u01/app/bimiddle/Oracle_BI1/rdbms/lib/'. See '/u01/app/bi/oraInventory/logs/install2011-03-10_12-23-43PM.log' for details.

The following error appears in the install.log file (installYYYY-MM-DD_HH-MM-SSPM.log):

[2011-03-10T12:31:39.587-07:00] [OUI] [NOTIFICATION] [] [OUI] [tid: 26] [ecid: 0000IuXGCF3DCgC5vFK6yX1DUIL500000H,0] /usr/bin/ld: skipping incompatible /u01/app/bimiddle/Oracle_BI1/lib/libxml11.a when searching for -lxml11[[
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lxml11
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
[2011-03-10T12:31:39.590-07:00] [OUI] [NOTIFICATION] [] [OUI] [tid: 26] [ecid: 0000IuXGCF3DCgC5vFK6yX1DUIL500000H,0] genclntsh: Failed to link[[
make: *** [client_sharedlib] Error 1
[2011-03-10T12:31:39.590-07:00] [OUI] [NOTIFICATION] [] [OUI] [tid: 19] [ecid: 0000IuXFAgmDCgC5vFK6yX1DUIL500000A,0] End output from spawned process.
[2011-03-10T12:31:39.590-07:00] [OUI] [NOTIFICATION] [] [OUI] [tid: 19] [ecid: 0000IuXFAgmDCgC5vFK6yX1DUIL500000A,0] ----------------------------------
[2011-03-10T12:31:39.591-07:00] [OUI] [NOTIFICATION] [] [OUI] [tid: 19] [ecid: 0000IuXFAgmDCgC5vFK6yX1DUIL500000A,0] Exception thrown from action: make[[
Exception Name: MakefileException
Exception String: Error in invoking target 'client_sharedlib' of makefile '/u01/app/bimiddle/Oracle_BI1/rdbms/lib/'. See '/u01/app/bi/oraInventory/logs/install2011-03-10_12-23-43PM.log' for details.
Exception Severity: 1



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