Performance Tools for Software Developers - idb error loading shared libraries: on Fedora* Core 6, Red Hat* EL5

The Intel® Debugger idb is built against, which doesn't exist on Fedora* Core 6 or Red Hat* EL 5.0. Trying to execute the debugger will cause the following error: "error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory".

A work-around is for the system administrator (requires root account access) to create a symbolic link in /usr/lib from to

% cd /usr/lib
% ln -s

During installation of idb, the installer will detect the failed RPM dependency, and suggest a work-around for the system administrator:

For example: ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/ This must be done to install idb. Please contact Intel® Premier Support so you can be notified when a version of idb is available that avoids this problem, or if you have questions on this note.
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