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Optional update for libica-z990


(Last modified: 02FEB2004)

solutions Optional update for libica-z990 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (dd16403c35ae68b1e45a21a4888f16fb)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries

Package: libica-z990
Release: 20040202
Obsoletes: none


Install this update if you want to utilize the crypto hardware on the z990.


This update requires a z990 machine. Do not install on any older model.


This update contains an updated engine for OpenSSL to drive the IBM Cryptographic Accelerator (ICA) hardware crypto device. It solves the performance problems of the the previous release that was part of SLES8 Service Pack 3.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh libica-z990.rpm
Applications using libica can make use of the new hardware when the old /usr/lib/libica (for 64-Bit /usr/lib64/libica) is replaced with /opt/libica-z990/lib/
On a 31-bit system you can do this with the following commands:
cd /usr/lib mv cp -p /opt/libica-z990/lib/
On a 64-bit system you have to use the above commands and the following commands:
cd /usr/lib64 mv cp -p /opt/libica-z990/lib64/
To activate openCryptoki 2.1.3 several configuration files have to be replaced.
First rename the original files:
mv /etc/pkcs11 /etc/pkcs11.old mv /usr/lib/pkcs11 /usr/lib/pkcs11.old mv /usr/sbin/pkcsslotd /usr/sbin/pkcsslotd.old
Now link the new files via softlink:
ln -s /opt/openCryptoki-z990/etc/pkcs11 /etc/pkcs11 ln -s /opt/openCryptoki-z990/lib/pkcs11 /usr/lib/pkcs11 ln -s /opt/openCryptoki-z990/sbin/pkcsslotd /usr/sbin/pkcsslotd

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