Using yum command to load missing libraries


Missing Linux Libraries

We often get a support call from clients who get an error message about missing libraries on their Linux box.
Typical errors may look like the following:

../tools/COMINSTALL: ../tools/unzip: /lib/ bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory

The solution for this problem is to use the yum command to find the missing libraries and install them. Here is the procedure..

yum search glibc
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================================================ N/S Matched: glibc 
glibc-common.x86_64 : Common binaries and locale data for glibc
compat-glibc.x86_64 : Compatibility C library
compat-glibc-headers.x86_64 : Header files for development using standard C libraries.
Once you find the name of the missing library, you can go ahead and install it using the following command.
yum install glibc.i686
The installation will start and complete after a few seconds. There should be a message that the installation completed like the following.
  glibc.i686 0:2.12-1.209.el6_9.2                                                                                   

Dependency Installed:
  nss-softokn-freebl.i686 0:3.14.3-23.3.el6_8                                                                       


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