New installation of Reporter 9.x on Linux refuses to start - "Failed to load CURL library ''

Solutions ID:    KB3828
Version:    3.0
Status:    Published
Published date:    06/14/2010
Updated:    06/14/2010

Problem Description

After performing a new and clean installation of Reporter 9.x on a Linux server, the service refuses to start. The most frequent occurance of this message is on Blue Coat Reporter  Release Version, 45899 on Red hat LINUX machines using version 5.5.

Here is a snapshot you will see on the console or in bcreporter.out file:

2010-06-14 16:21:32 (4c168f4c) ALW.ERRO.START
   Failed to load CURL library ''
2010-06-14 16:21:32 (4c168f4c) ALW.ERRO.START
   Failure loading CURL library
2010-06-14 16:21:32 (4c168f4c) ALW.ERRO.START
   'GlobalContext::ClassInit' failed
2010-06-14 16:21:32 (4c168f4c) ALW.WARN.SCHED
   'sm_bClassInitDone' is already false
2010-06-14 16:21:32 (4c168f4c) ALW.INFO.CONFI
   Completed copying the configuration node database due to shutdown failure (/opt/bc/reporter/system/_shutdown_failure_temporary_settings_backup)
2010-06-14 16:21:33 (4c168f4d) ALW.INFO.SHUTD
Blue Coat Reporter (64-bit), Release Version, Build 45899, Linux (Linux localserver.localdomain 2.6.18-194.3.1.el5 #1 SMP Thu May 13 13:08:30 EDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux) [CentOS release 5.5 (Final)]
Copyright (C) 2009 Blue Coat Systems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
2010-06-14 16:21:33 (4c168f4d) ALW.ERRO.UNDEF
   Exiting process -- exit code: 5 (src/sg_main.cpp:2478:)


This is caused by a missing libcurl. Install libcurl with your Linux distribution's package manager. Reporter should start up correctly once libcurl is installed.

To check if libcurl is installed on Fedora, use this command:

yum list libcurl
yum info libcurl

To install libcurl on Fedora, use this command:

su -
your root password
yum install libcurl


NOTE1: More information on Curl, can be found here: Wiki link

NOTE2: For a list of avaialble LINUX commands pertenent to Bluecoat Reporter, see FAQ273

NOTE3: For detailed instructions on installing, or upgrading Reporter on linux, see FAQ240.

NOTE4: For other curl problems, and how to solve them, see KB3285

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