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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