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Old 09-10-2003, 01:13 AM   #1
Marcus Wendel
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5250 / As400


Hello all,

We are currently using iSeries Access for Windows to access our AS/400, but now I'm looking into possibly replacing Windows on a few of our older pcs used only for 5250-sessions.
Which 5250 programs are available for Linux and which are the best ones?

Thanks.

/Marcus
 
Old 09-20-2003, 06:20 AM   #2
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Marcus,
Looking for the same app myself. Maybe have a look at:
http://linux.tucows.com/preview/8731.html: i downloaded TN5250 from, but haven't tested it yet.
IBM seems to have agood product by itself, but i do not know how to get it:
http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver.../access/linux/
Then there seems to be something like the tn5250 project where a lot of people devote time to; i do not know whether they have a finished app.
Let me know what you came up with.
Thanx
Chris
 
Old 09-25-2003, 07:28 AM   #3
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Thanks Chris.
We use Iseries Access on our Windows machines and I just saw that it became downloadable 22 Sep, so I'll give it a try.

/Marcus
 
Old 09-25-2003, 08:29 AM   #4
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I am the real Wendel!

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Old 09-25-2003, 09:28 AM   #5
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Hi Marcus,

In the meantime i installed IBM's app: the 5250 emulation works just fine, is very similar to the Win version that comes with Client Access. Since i am new to this Linux game i had a lot of trouble installing the rpm, learned a lot too, though. Watch the dependencies...

I wonder if it is possible to mount a AS/400 share on the Linux box with this ? Via ODBC ?
Any thoughts are very welcome.

Greetings,
Chris
 
Old 03-08-2005, 03:07 AM   #6
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i'd like to try iseriesacces on a test linux box. i've downloaded the package from ibm site but the only thing i can get is the following error message:
5250: [ INFORMATIONAL ]: Build Date: 28 January 2005 (1.8).
5250: [ ERROR ]: Locale invalid: it_IT.UTF-8 was not found in localeList. Defaulting to en_US
5250: [ ERROR ]: Locale invalid: it_IT.UTF-8 was not found in localeList. Defaulting to en_US
5250: [ ERROR ]: Locale invalid: it_IT.UTF-8 was not found in localeList. Defaulting to en_US
5250: [ ERROR ]: NSC0017: Xt Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion.
5250: [ ERROR ]: NSC0017: Xt Warning: This program is an suid-root program or is being run by the root user.
The full text of the error or warning message cannot be safely formatted
in this environment. You may get a more descriptive message by running the
program as a non-root user or by removing the suid bit on the executable..
5250: [ ERROR ]: NSC0017: Xt Warning: Cannot convert string "%s" to type %s.
any suggestion?
 
Old 03-08-2005, 09:18 AM   #7
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Hi,

It has been some time since i installed the 5250 emulator, but:

- when do you get these error msgs ?
Looks mostly so called national language issues to me

- i assume you downloaded an rpm from the IBM site: can it be installed at all ?
(rpm -ivh IBMfilename.rpm)

- does your Linux box have these installed OK ?
GLibc 2.2
RPM 3.0
OpenMotif 2.0 or later for the 5250 emulator
unixODBC driver manager version 2.0.11 or later must be installed on the client. Go to the unixODBC Project web site for more information on the driver manager and to download the latest level of the driver manager

- i trust you checked this site:
http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver...ndex.html#faqs
There is also a link there to a user forum.

Let me know if i can be of further assistance

Chris
 
  


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