How to install Infobright on Ubuntu

Recently, I have to investigate an opensource data warehousing software and my first choice is Infobright (http://www.infobright.org/).

The installation process is pretty simple except one error:

/usr/bin/strings: ‘/lib/libc.so.6’ : No such file

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

1. Locate the file

locate libc.so.6

2. Create a symbolic link

# ln -s /path/to/libc.so.6 /lib/libc.so.6

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: http://www.infobright.org/

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 http://www.infobright.org/wiki/

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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
    http://www.mysql.com/. 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 http://lists.mysql.com/.

    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!

    =============ERROR=======================
    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:
    infobright

  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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