Helpful BigFix/QnA Tip: Launching QnA on Linux

Vanilla installs of the BigFix client will include QnA for development and debugging purposes.  But one problem…

if you try to launch it you receive the following error:

qna: error while loading shared libraries: libBEScrypto_1_0_0_1.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

The way to fix that is to execute the following command…

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/BESClient/bin

This will let you launch QnA on several flavors of Linux…
(Tested on CentOS and openSUSE)

Reference (thanks Noah):  http://forum.bigfix.com/viewtopic.php?id=2685

CentOS 5 and the BigFix Client

Installing this was a bit more difficult compared to the easy as pie SuSE and the Fedora 14 installs…

Following the instructions for the RedHat install, but downloading the CentOS client from the BigFix website (http://support.bigfix.com/bes/install/besclients-nonwindows.html)

Couldn’t get it to start and unlike Fedora 14, I received no indication as to what the problem was…
After solving the Fedora 14 install problem, I figured I’d try the same solution and I was successful…

Using the “setsebool -P allow_execstack 1” command, i was able to get it working finally… see (https://danielheth.com/2010/11/13/red-hat-fedora-14-and-bigfix-client-software/) for details.

Also reference (http://forum.bigfix.com/viewtopic.php?pid=25813#p25813) for additional information…