Software Requirements

Note: This product includes OpenSSL version 1.1.1c.

Before installing this product, you must have the following software installed on your computer:

  • Xterm, the terminal emulator for the X Window System, is part of your UNIX/Linux distribution but is not installed by default. Use your UNIX/Linux installation media to install it.
  • The "awk", "ed", "ps", "sed", tar", "sed" and "which" "tar" utilities must be installed and added to the PATH.
  • pax - the pax archiving utility is required by the setup file. Pax is distributed with most UNIX/Linux systems but, if it is missing, you must install it separately. To verify pax is installed, run pax --help or pax --version at the command line.

    On Red Hat 8.1, pax is no longer installed by default. You must install the spax version found in the OS ISO. Use the yum install spax command.

  • On Red Hat, if SELinux is installed, the "SELINUX" configuration must be disabled. To do this, set SELINUX=disabled in /etc/selinux/config.

    This enables the Micro Focus License daemons to start when the machine is booted and the Micro Focus tools and programs to run correctly.

  • 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.

    Table 1. Default Libraries.

    The following table shows which of the required libraries are not installed by default on the specified platforms - X indicates the libraries are missing.

    Library 32-bit Library Name 64-bit Library Name s390

    Library Name

    SUSE 12¹ SUSE 15 Red Hat 7 Red Hat 8
    glibc2 glibc-*.i686 glibc-*.x86_64 glibc-*.s390 X X
    libgcc libgcc-*.i686 libgcc-*.x86_64 libgcc-*.s390 X X
    libstdc++ libstdc++-*.i686 libstdc++-*.x86_64 libstdc++-*.s390 X X
    glibc-devel glibc-devel-*.i686 glibc-devel-*.x86_64 glibc-devel-*.s390 X X
    gcc3, 4 gcc*.i686 gcc*x86_64 X X X X X
    cpp3 cpp*x86_64 X X

    Visit the Red Hat Web site for more information.

    • ¹ On SuSe 12 or 15, you can only install the 64-bit version of Visual COBOL. 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.
    • 3 On Red Hat, these libraries are required to enable COBOL to compile.
    • 4 On Red Hat, only the 64-bit gcc libraries are required.
  • You can download AdoptOpenJDK's OpenJDK 8 with Hotspot from AdoptOpenJDK's Web site and unpack the archive anywhere on your machine.
    • On AIX and zLinux, you need to have IBM's JDK. The earliest supported release of IBM's JDK is 7.0 Service Refresh 8. If you install IBM's JDK 8, on AIX you must install its latest fix - JDK 8 SR5 FP16. You can get IBM's AIX JDK from IBM's Web site.
    • On HP-UX, you need to have HP-UX JDK. The earliest supported release of HP-UX is JDK 7.0.11. You can get the HP-UX Java JDK from HP's Web site.
    • On Solaris platforms (both SPARC and Intel) only the 64-bit version of Java 8 and later is supported.

To execute JVM COBOL code, you need to set the environment as follows:

  • Set the JAVA_HOME environment variable. When installing the product, set this variable to a 64-bit Java installation or the installation terminates. For example, execute the following:
    export JAVA_HOME=java_install_dir

    where java_install_dir is the path to the JAVA installation directory such as /usr/java/javan.n

  • Add $JAVA_HOME/bin to your system PATH variable. To do this, execute:
    export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH
  • 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 for details.