Error While Starting Siebel Server on Solaris: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32 (Doc ID 2193193.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

Applies to:

Siebel CRM - Version 15.10 [IP2015] and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)

Symptoms

On : 15.10 [IP2015] version, System Admin

When attempting to start siebel application server services on a Solaris 64 bit OS the following error occurs.

ERROR
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ld.so.1: ksh93: fatal: /usr/lib/mpss.so.1: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32


STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. These servers were working fine before but after the OS been patched to 11.3 from 11.1
2. While restarting siebel services
3. the described error occurs 

BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot start siebel services .

Changes

With the release of Solaris 11.3 a large number of binaries from /usr/bin have been compiled/provided as 64-bit binaries. This includes things like sh and ls.

Cause

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