strace to the rescue

So I’m installing the latest servicepack from HP on a proliant server running CentOS 6.4 .

# ./hpsum

just died with a returncode of 127 .

Strace is just great for situations like these.

# strace ./cpsum
old_mmap(0xb30c000, 195144, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0xb30c000
brk(0xb33c000)                          = 0xb3d9000
open("/lib/", O_RDONLY)    = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)

Sooo I was missing som library. Finding the package that provides that lib is easy:

# yum provides /lib/
glibc-2.12-1.107.el6_4.2.i686 : The GNU libc libraries
Repo        : updates
Matched from:
Filename    : /lib/

The hpsum is ELF 32-bit, and I’m running X86-64, so I had to install several 32bit packages:

# yum install glibc.i686 libuuid.i686 libSM.i686 libXrender.i686 fontconfig.i686 zlib-1.2.3-29.el6.i686

Finding out which packages I needed was a matter of running hpsum and a mix of yum search / yum provides / yum install .