SUSE Support

Here When You Need Us

IBM DB2 may not properly operate after upgrade from SLES 11 SP1 to SLES 11 SP2

This document (7010599) is provided subject to the disclaimer at the end of this document.


SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2


The IBM DB2 engine may segfault after an upgrade from SUSE Linux  Enterprise 11 SP1 to SP2. 
This does not occur if IBM DB2 is freshly  installed after the upgrade, only if the previously installed 
DB2 binary is used.


After the upgrade to SLES 11 SP2 and prior to restarting DB2 execute the 
following commands as root:

# echo /usr/sbin/rsct/lib64 > /etc/
# /sbin/ldconfig


During installation of DB2 the IBM installer adds data to the  /etc/ file. 
This file is replaced during the migration from SP1 to SP2 and thus the information added by the DB2 installer is lost. 
This causes specific libraries not to be found when DB2 is running. This in turn triggers a segfault in DB2.


This Support Knowledgebase provides a valuable tool for SUSE customers and parties interested in our products and solutions to acquire information, ideas and learn from one another. Materials are provided for informational, personal or non-commercial use within your organization and are presented "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

  • Document ID:7010599
  • Creation Date: 10-Aug-2012
  • Modified Date:28-Sep-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

< Back to Support Search

For questions or concerns with the SUSE Knowledgebase please contact: tidfeedback[at]

SUSE Support Forums

Get your questions answered by experienced Sys Ops or interact with other SUSE community experts.

Support Resources

Learn how to get the most from the technical support you receive with your SUSE Subscription, Premium Support, Academic Program, or Partner Program.

Open an Incident

Open an incident with SUSE Technical Support, manage your subscriptions, download patches, or manage user access.