If you got a savefile with a program in it, extract the program and run
it. It aborts with an error stating it cannot find serviceprogram xy.
Who is to blame for the error? The operating system?

My 2 cents

Mihael


-----Original Message-----
From: linuxdesktop4i-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:linuxdesktop4i-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Guillermo
Andrades, CPI Software
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2009 3:14 PM
To: Discuss & plan a Linux based desktop environment for IBM i
Subject: Re: [LinuxDesktop4i] Preferred terminal emulator

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: libstdc++.so.5: 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 .
Guillermo.




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


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

Jay

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:


http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/download/search.jsp?go=y&rs=ial

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 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 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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