How to install Infobright on Ubuntu

Recently, I have to investigate an opensource data warehousing software and my first choice is Infobright (

The installation process is pretty simple except one error:

/usr/bin/strings: ‘/lib/’ : No such file

This can be solved easily by creating a symlink to the location of the file

1. Locate the file


2. Create a symbolic link

# ln -s /path/to/ /lib/

Then you need to have MySql (if you haven’t had one)

> sudo apt-get install mysql-server

Installation process

1. Download the deb file from infobright website:

2. Make sure you are root

> su –

3. Navigate to a directory, ie /usr/local

# cd /usr/local

4. Install infobright

# dpkg -i /path/to/file.deb

5. Make sure that infobright is working properly.

More information about infobright can be found at


3 Responses to How to install Infobright on Ubuntu

  1. Hi,

    When trying to install Infobright get the following error:

    Seleccionando el paquete infobright previamente no seleccionado.
    (Leyendo la base de datos … 241080 ficheros o directorios instalados actualmente.)
    Desempaquetando infobright (de …/infobright-4.0.6-0-i686-ice.deb) …
    Installing infobright 4.0.6-0 (i686)
    The installer will generate /tmp/ib4.0.6-0-install.log install trace log.
    Warning: You may have unsupported glibc in your system. Infobright current installation may fail.
    Configurando infobright (4.0.6-0) …
    Creating/Updating datadir and cachedir
    Creating user mysql and group mysql
    Installing default databases
    Installing MySQL system tables…

    Installation of system tables failed! Examine the logs in
    /usr/local/infobright-4.0.6-i686/data for more information.

    You can try to start the mysqld daemon with:

    shell> /usr/local/infobright-4.0.6-i686/bin/mysqld –skip-grant &

    and use the command line tool /usr/local/infobright-4.0.6-i686/bin/mysql
    to connect to the mysql database and look at the grant tables:

    shell> /usr/local/infobright-4.0.6-i686/bin/mysql -u root mysql
    mysql> show tables

    Try ‘mysqld –help’ if you have problems with paths. Using –log
    gives you a log in /usr/local/infobright-4.0.6-i686/data that may be helpful.

    The latest information about MySQL is available on the web at Please consult the MySQL manual section
    ‘Problems running mysql_install_db’, and the manual section that
    describes problems on your OS. Another information source are the
    MySQL email archives available at

    Please check all of the above before mailing us! And remember, if
    you do mail us, you MUST use the /usr/local/infobright-4.0.6-i686/scripts/mysqlbug script!

    Failed on infobright initialization. You can investigate /tmp/ib4.0.6-0-install.log and log files from /usr/local/infobright-4.0.6-i686/data.
    At this stage the current installation may be broken. You need to uninstall it and
    fix the cause before retrying the installation.
    Possible reasons for the failure are: LDAP service is running or
    system has unsupported glibc but nscd service is not running.
    Possible work arounds are: If LDAP is running, you may stop LDAP service prior to the installation.
    If you have unsupported glibc, you need to start nscd service prior to the installation.
    dpkg: error al procesar infobright (–install):
    el subproceso instalado el script post-installation devolvió el código de salida de error 1
    Se encontraron errores al procesar:

  2. Solved:

    sudo apt-get install nscd
    sudo service nscd restart

  3. bluepuma says:

    If apt-get doesn’t work, try this

    sudo aptitude install nscd

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