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Status Under review
Workspace Cognos Analytics
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 10, 2021

With 64-bit execution mode enabled, no longer require 32-bit libraries

(Cognos 11.1.7 - on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS)

Please consider removing the need for 32-bit dependencies in Cognos if the 64-bit execution mode is enabled. This is misleading if we enable 64-bit to try and run a more modern DQM version of Cognos, yet 32-bit libraries are still required (even if we try to run w/ out 32-bit, Cognos is buggy):

https://www.ibm.com/software/reports/compatibility/clarity-reports/report/html/softwareReqsForProduct?deliverableId=0964C8608FD411EA831C92536C37223B&osPlatform=Linux#!

Additional packages:

  • libc6:i386 2.19-0ubuntu6.6

  • libc6:amd64 2.19-0ubuntu6.6

  • libstdc++6:i386 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04

  • libstdc++6:amd64 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04

  • libnspr4:amd64 2:4.10.7-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

  • libnss3:amd64 2:3.19.2-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

  • libmotif3:amd64 2.3.4-5

    Our company maintains an internal Ubuntu repository that mirrors external for us to apt-get from but does not include the 32-bit libraries because they are obsolete. In order to get around this we either have to maintain our own "repository" specifically for Cognos or download packages offline and install them manually to avoid going to Ubuntu external repos from the server. This makes installing Cognos a pain for the many verticals in our company we assist (10+ different Cognos platforms) as well as makes our BI team responsible for maintaining the obsolete libraries.

I imagine Ubuntu and other Linux distros may no longer support 32-bit in the future...

Needed by Date Jan 1, 2022