Installing OAS 10g on Linux - OPMN Fails to Start OHS " apachectl startssl .. error loading shared libraries : libgdbm.so.2 "

(Doc ID 735605.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 21, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle HTTP Server - Version 10.1.2.0.2 to 10.1.3.5.0 [Release AS10gR2 to AS10gR3]
Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version 10.1.2.0.2 to 10.1.3.5.0 [Release AS10gR2 to AS10gR3]
Linux x86-64
Checked for relevance on 27-Dec-2013

Symptoms

During install, the OPMN Configuration Assistant fails to start Oracle HTTP Server. The following error can be seen in the OH/opmn/logs/HTTP_Server~1 log:

/opt/app/oracle/product/http/ohs/bin/apachectl startssl: execing httpd
/opt/app/oracle/product/http/ohs/bin/httpd: error while loading shared libraries: libgdbm.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


Also the following opmnctl command fails with the same error in the ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Apache/logs/error_log:

$OH/opmn/bin/opmnctl startproc process-type=HTTP_Server

Cause

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