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error while loading shared libraries: libxi18n.so

I am trying to install IDM 4.5 using the stand alone method. I am doing
eDirectory 8.8 sp8 non-root RHEL and when trying to add a new tree I am
getting the following message:

./ndsconfig: error while loading shared libraries: libxi18n.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I have installed the nici-2.7.7-0.02.i586, nici64-2.7.7-0.02.x86_64, and
novell-NOVLsubag-8.8.8-1.x86_64 packages. I'm not sure what I am
overlooking. Any ideas?

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Re: error while loading shared libraries: libxi18n.so

That shared library comes from the following package on the latest patch
of eDirectory (note: you should be trying Patch 7, not just 8.8 SP8
without patches):


If the non-root installation does not have you install this RPM, then you
probably need to set your LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable to whatever
location the non-root installation puts a file starting with libx18n.so,
such as ./opt/novell/eDirectory/lib64, then try again. To do this
automatically, source the 'ndspath' command.

With that written, is there a reason you are using the non-root
installation of eDirectory? The root install is much easier, and if you
are security-conscious (as you should be) you can run non-root instances
within a root installation by running the various commands to manage
instances as some non-root user, which gives you the benefits of the
more-secure runtime (non-root) and also, in my opinion, better security by
running as a user that does NOT own the binaries, meaning a compromised
runtim cannot, as easily, become a persistent compromise across service
restarts. Also, of course, the root-based installation is easier to
install, works with more pieces of software, is much easier to patch, can
be managed by more common OS tools (RPM-managing software), etc.

Good luck.

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