anybody please tell me why 'imp' command is not working in my oracle 8.1.7 Linux installation.

The error i get when i run 'imp' command at the promt is:
libclntsh.so.8.0: no such file or directory.

The file 'libclntsh.so.8.0' exists in lib directory in ORACLE_HOME.

I succeeded installing the Oracle 8i after running the 'glibc' patch. which actually fixed the same error with some other installation procedures. 'imp' command seems to retain some bug even after applying the patch.

I would be very thannkful if somebody throws some light on this and shows me a way.

Thanks in advance