I just upgraded to Ubuntu 9.10 and now my db2 is not starting anymore. The error message reads as follows:

db2start: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I guess, this is, because Ubuntu now uses version 6 as I can see in Synaptic. Is there a way, to tell DB2 to use the newer Version or do I have to Install the 5er Version? Will this somehow conflict with the 6er?

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Found some threads about the same problem with other programs. The solution is to install the 5er version. It can be downloaded from http://packages.debian.org/lenny/i386/libstdc++5/download.


go to http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?s=a48742e7c30667a202e19c7441ec3cb7&showtopic=840720 and download the older version from the site

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