Props to this site for pointing me in the right direction.
Install the BackupExec Agent as you would normally (./installralus) and the installation will complete successfully however the service will fail to start afterwards.
Change into ralus directory
Make a backup of libbesocket.so
#cp libbesocket.so libbesocket.so.orig
apt-get install binutils binutils-multiarch
Disassemble the binary to a file
#objdump -D libbesocket.so > libbesocket.asm
Open file and search for ‘$0x8938’
#nano libbesocket.asm Type ctrl+w to search Type '$0x8938' and press enter
Find the following lines and locate the hex highlighted in red in front of the jump-no-sign instruction.
In my case it happens to be ’79 15′.
1f4d9: 68 38 89 00 00 push $0x8938 1f4de: ff b5 5c ff ff ff pushl -0xa4(%ebp) 1f4e4: e8 17 fb fe ff call f000 <ioctl@plt> 1f4e9: 83 c4 10 add $0x10,%esp 1f4ec: 85 c0 test %eax,%eax 1f4ee: 79 15 jns 1f505 <_Z10getifaddrsPP7ifaddrs+0xb1> 1f4f0: e8 eb f1 fe ff call e6e0 <__errno_location@plt>
Install hex editor and open the file
#apt-get install hexer #hexer libbesocket.so
Search for the hex we found earlier
Type '/' to search Type '\xx 79 15' and press enter
NOTE: In my particular scenario, I had two occurences of ‘\xx 79 15’. Only change the code where the hex matches the preceeding chunks of code in the middle column earlier in that exact order. This is what my line looked like.
0001f4e0: 5c ff ff ff e8 17 fb fe ff 83 c4 10 85 c0 79 15 \.............x.
Using arrow keys move cursor into position and change value from ’79’ to ’78’
Type 'r' to edit Type '78' and press enter Type ':wq' and press enter to quit while saving
Now go and start the service
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As of Ubuntu Server 14.04, now to get the installer to work, you must first install the Switch.pm Perl module by running the command “cpan”, accepting all the defaults, and then typing “install Switch”. After that, you can proceed with installing the software as usual.
To fix the Ralus service pack one and other patches where the installation craps out, check out this post.