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2453561 - Running isql reports context allocation routine failed when it tried to loading localization files - SAP ASE for BS


  • Running isql shows following error message:

    [root@SID sybase]# isql
    The context allocation routine failed when it tried to load localization files!!
    One or more following problems may caused the failure

    Your sybase home directory is /opt/sybase. Check the environment variable SYBASE if it is not the one you want!
    Using locale name "POSIX" defined in environment variable LANG
    Locale name "POSIX" doesn't exist in your /opt/sybase/locales/locales.dat file
    An error occurred when attempting to allocate localization-related structures.



  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 16.0 for Business Suite
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.7 for Business Suite
  • SAP NetWeaver (NW) - All versions


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7 ; SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0


isql, locale, locales.dat, LANG , KBA , BC-DB-SYB , Business Suite on Adaptive Server Enterprise , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , Problem

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