Ubuntu 64 bit ASE installation
The Sybase ASE 15.0 or 15.5 linux distribution is a mix of 64 and 32 bit executables. The dataserver itself (the ASE binary) is 64 bit, but for instance the isql client is 32 bit. Also, the installation software uses a 32 bit binary. For RedHat users this may not be an issue, but for Debian/Ubuntu users it is! This document describes how you can install and run this Sybase ASE distribution on x86_64 Debian / Ubuntu systems.
On your Ubuntu 64-bit (x86_64) machine run the following command to get started.
cd $HOME mkdir work mkdir sybase cd work
Put the downloaded file Sybase installation file (e.g. ase155_linuxx86-64.tgz) in this directory.
tar -xf ase155_linuxx86-64.tgz rm ase155_linuxx86-64.tgz
Try the installation
The Sybase installation comes with an included Java JVM and some staticly linked objects but these are all for a 32 bit platform. When you start the installation now, you get this:
./setup -console InstallShield Wizard Initializing InstallShield Wizard... Searching for Java(tm) Virtual Machine... .............................A suitable JVM could not be found. Please run the program again using the option -is:javahome <JAVA HOME DIR>
./setup.bin Preparing to install... Extracting the JRE from the installer archive... Unpacking the JRE... Extracting the installation resources from the installer archive... Configuring the installer for this system's environment... Launching installer... exec: 2470: /tmp/install.dir.1506/Linux/resource/jre/bin/java: not found
A solution for these problems is here.
Add some 32 and 64 bit libraries to your system
Not only does the installation software require 32 bit libraries, but also all client software like isql. Historical server is also a 32 bit binary. We also may need to add some additional 64 bit libraries.
Add the 32 bit libraries
By installing the ia-32libs package you will install runtime libraries for the ia32/i386 architecture, configured for use on an amd64 or ia64 Debian system running a 64-bit kernel.
apt-get install ia32-libs
yum install glibc-devel.i386
Add some standard 64 bit libraries to your system
Some standard libraries may need to be added to your system. You may have them installed aleady, but please check. You need to become root again.
apt-get install libaio apt-get install libaio1 apt-get install libstdc++5
Then exit from root.
Ready to install!
You have now completed your system configuration and you are ready to install Sybase ASE. Follow the detailed description on how to install and configure your Sybase installation here:
For ASE 15.0 Installation guidelines ASE 15.0
For ASE 15.5 Installation guidelines ASE 15.5