This blog contains experience gained over the years of implementing (and de-implementing) large scale IT applications/software.

Linking Micro Focus Cobol (Server) 5.0 to Oracle

After implementing an Oracle upgrade, you will need to re-link the Micro Focus Cobol runtime environment.
However, after the relink you may need to ensure that the link to the new shared library exists:
After seeing this dump in /var/mfcobol/es/<SERVER>/casdumpa.rec

Load error : file ‘’
error code: 173, pc=0, call=1, seg=0
173     Called program file not found in drive/directory

cd $ORACLE_HOME/lib32
ln -s

If you’re using Itanium, you will be using