2508348 - SWPM fails to start with: libXtst.so.6: cannot open shared object file | SAP Knowledge Base Article

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2508348 - SWPM fails to start with: libXtst.so.6: cannot open shared object file

Symptom

You are starting SWPM on Linux with the "classic" Java-based GUI, and this error appears:

Jul 24, 2017 10:30:36 AM [Info]: Starting GUI ...
Jul 24, 2017 10:30:36 AM [Info]: /tmp/sapinst_exe.6461.1500885019/jre/bin/java -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError -Xmx256M -cp /tmp/sapinst_exe.6461.1500885019/instgui.jar SDTGui host=localhost port=21212 service=SAPinstService -noauth
Jul 24, 2017 10:30:36 AM [Info]: GUI started.
Jul 24, 2017 10:30:38 AM [Info]: >> Invocation target exception: /tmp/sapinst_exe.6461.1500885019/jre/lib/amd64/libawt_xawt.so: libXtst.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Jul 24, 2017 10:30:38 AM [Info]: >> Closed input stream
Jul 24, 2017 10:30:38 AM [Error]: GUI terminated with return code 4

You are able to start "xclock" or other graphical programs, but not SWPM


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Environment

Running SWPM on Linux

Any supported Linux distribution

Keywords

libawt_xawt.so, libXtst.so.6 , KBA , BC-OP-LNX , Linux , BC-INS-UNX , Installation Unix , Problem

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