OHS 10.1.3 Fails to Start on Linux - " apachectl startssl .. error loading shared libraries : libdb.so.2 "

(Doc ID 784162.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 21, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle HTTP Server - Version 10.1.3.1.0 to 10.1.3.5.0 [Release AS10gR3]
Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version 10.1.3.1.0 to 10.1.3.5.0 [Release AS10gR3]
Linux x86-64
***Checked for relevance on 06-Jan-2014***


Symptoms

After install, start up of Oracle HTTP Server fails with the error

/appl/oracle/product/1013/Apache/Apache/bin/apachectl startssl: execing httpd
/appl/oracle/product/1013/Apache/Apache/bin/httpd: error while loading shared libraries:
/usr/lib/libdb.so.2: requires glibc 2.5 or later dynamic linker

The error can also be seen at the configuration assistant stage of installing OracleAS 10g Rel 3 on Linux x86-64 machine.

Cause

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