The instructions were for clean installs of Ubuntu 9.10 and Linux Mint
8. With the newest installs some libraries that were needed in the past
are now part of the base install, I believe.

If you are using an older version of Ubuntu or something hickup'd during
the upgrade you may want to refer to Nate's older posts and pick up some
additional libraries and/or some symbolic links.

I still contend that Linux is ready for the masses. It is IBM that is
falling on it's face regarding it's distribution of iSeries Access for
Linux. If IBM was paying attention, they would have a Debian package in
Ubuntu's repository to install iSeries Access for Linux. Same for Fedora
and openSuse, which are much harder to install than Ubuntu. Plus with
Fedora and openSuse when they tell you some libraries have upgrades,
like openmotif or odbc, you cannot install them because IBM hasn't
maintained the package for the newer libraries. To get iSeries Access
for Linux to install on newer versions of Fedora and openSuse, you have
to find older libraries of required packages.



-----Original Message-----
From: Guillermo Andrades, CPI Software <gab@xxxxxxx>
Reply-to: Discuss & plan a Linux based desktop environment for IBM i
To: Discuss & plan a Linux based desktop environment for IBM i
Subject: Re: [LinuxDesktop4i] Preferred terminal emulator
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 09:14:27 -0500

I'ved write all these not-being-humans instructions, but at end, when
type ibm5250 xxx.xx.x.x I get this error:
"ibm5250: error while loading shared libraries: cannot
open shared object file: No such file or directory

If a guy with 20 years of experience in as400 and (ugh) windows can't
run an terminal emulator I think Linux is not for the masses.
I will to re-try in a new year with less alcohol in blood.

Thanks anyway for the efforts .

On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 3:43 PM, Jay Peasley <jpeasley@xxxxxxxxxx>

Here is what I have just used for Ubuntu 9.10 and Linux Mint 8.


These instructions work for Ubuntu 9.10 and Linux Mint 8 (which
is based on Ubuntu 9.10) and are based on Nate Bounds work on
Ubuntu help forums.

Download iSeries Access for Linux here:

I use the v6r1 version and I download it to my Downloads directory.

Get into terminal. Then:

# cd Downloads
# sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts -y
# sudo fc-cache -f -v
# sudo apt-get install libmotif3 alien -y
#sudo alien -i iSeriesAccess-6.1.0-1.0.i386.rpm -cv
# xset fp
# ibm5250 or domain name of as400/iseries/i5/system i/whatever_it_is_called_today

You can use setup5250 to customize the installation. To make a launcher, go to a desktop and right click and select 'Create Launcher' and place ibm5250 and desired session attributes in the command field.

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