Software Requirements

Note: This product includes OpenSSL version 1.1.1n-mf6 (modified).

The setup file requires that the following software and libraries are installed before you start the installation, and that certain environment variables are set.

Software required by the setup file

  • The "awk", "ed", "ps", "sed", tar", "sed" and "which" "tar" utilities must be installed and added to the PATH.
  • If SELinux is installed and you plan to use anything other than core COBOL functionality, or plan to use Enterprise Server within an environment with ASLR enabled, the "SELINUX" configuration must be disabled. To do this, set SELINUX=disabled in /etc/selinux/config.

Libraries required by the setup file

Required libraries for Red Hat and SUSE Linux platforms - The installer checks that both the 32-bit and 64-bit libraries listed below are installed on both 32-bit and on 64-bit Operating Systems for this product to install and work correctly.

If installing on a 64-bit OS, the 32-bit libraries are not installed by default and must be installed before you start the installation.

Library Bitism Platform
32-bit 64-bit s390 SUSE 121 SUSE 151 Red Hat 6.x Red Hat 7 Red Hat 8 CentOS 7 Ubuntu 18/20
glibc2 X X X X X X X
libgcc X X X X X X X
libstdc++ X X X X X X X
libgc1c2 X X
elfutils-libelf X X X X X
libelf-devel3 X X X X X
libelf-devel3 X X X X
libelf13 X X X X
  • Libraries marked with an 'X' are not included in the platform and need to be installed separately.
  • In addition to these, you also need to install the GCC and CPP libraries if you use Enterprise Server to compile to .int code. These libraries are not required during the installation.
  • 1On SUSE 12 or 15, you can only install the 64-bit version of this product. The glibc-locale-32bit library is still required by the SafeNet Sentinel licensed components.
  • 2On 64-bit Red Hat 7, you only need to install glibc-2.17*.x86_64 and glibc-2.17*.i686.

    Visit the Red Hat Web site for more information.

  • 3Operating system libraries required for PL/I support on both SUSE and Red Hat.

Required environment variables

Before you start the installation, you need to set the environment as follows:

  • You need to set the LANG environment variable to pick up localized messages. If you do not set it as specified here, the installation will run but you might experience unexpected behavior from the installer.

    The LANG settings are English and Japanese only so set it to one of the following locales:

    C, default, en_GB, en_GB.UTF-8, en_US, en_US.UTF-8
    ja_JP, ja_JP.SJIS, ja_JP.UTF-8, ja_JP.eucJP, ja_JP.eucjp, ja_JP.sjis, ja_JP.ujis, ja_JP.utf8, japanese

    You can set LANG before running the setup file as follows:

    export LANG=C

    Alternatively, add it to the start of the setup command line:

    LANG=C ./setupfilename

    See Using the LANG Environment Variable in the product Help for the development product for details.

Requirements for running the product

  • JavaScript or scripting support must be enabled in your browser, so that Enterprise Server Administration is usable. Also, active content must be allowed and not blocked.

License Manager requirements

  • For local servers, you do not need to install the Micro Focus License Administration tool separately, as the setup file installs a new Enterprise Developer client and a new licensing server on the same machine.
  • If you have any network license servers, you must update them before you update the client machines.
  • If you are upgrading from Enterprise Developer release 2.2 or earlier, uninstall the license manager before installing the product.
You can download the new version of the license server software by following these steps:
  1. Log into the Software Licenses and Downloads (SLD) site at
  2. Select your account and click Downloads.
  3. Select a product and a product version from your orders.
  4. In the list of software downloads, locate the License Manager.
  5. Click Download to download an archive with the installers.
  6. Run the installer suitable for your Operating System to install License Manager on your machine.