was found but could not be loaded

Liz Sanderson
Liz Sanderson
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FME Version

  • FME 2015.x


You run a workspace on Linux and receive the following messages in the translation log:
ORACLE Reader: Using Rich geometry.
DLL '/opt/fmeserver/Server/fme/plugins/' was found but could not be loaded. Ensure that all the dependent modules exist for this DLL
Oracle client libraries could not be loaded. Ensure that the client is installed and properly configured, and the system PATH environment variable includes the file path to your Oracle client.


A number of possibilities:

  • An Oracle client was not installed.
  • FME 64-bit is attempting to use a 32-bit Oracle client.
  • The is not present or has a specific name
  • The is not referenced in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable.


Ensure you have completed all the steps for Linux in this Oracle Instant Client setup guide. The problem is likely due to missing a symlink step or LD_LIBRARY_PATH step.

If FME still does not work with Oracle, determine what dependencies the library is missing by running the List dynamic dependencies command: ldd /usr/share/fmeserver/Server/fme/plugins/

Here is a sample working output of ldd: => (0x00007fff533ff000) => not found => not found => /lib/ (0x00007f364ae28000) => /lib/ (0x00007f364ac0c000) => /opt/instantclient11_1/ (0x00007f36488c4000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007f36485b6000) => /lib/ (0x00007f3648331000) => /lib/ (0x00007f3647fbf000) => /lib/ (0x00007f3647da6000)
/lib64/ (0x00007f364b249000) => /opt/instantclient11_1/ (0x00007f3647949000) => /lib/ (0x00007f3647730000) => /lib/ (0x00007f364752d000)

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