ALI Install Issues on Fedora Core 5

Note: I don’t think this is officially supported, so YMMV.

I encountered a problem installing ALUI G6 on Fedora Core 5. Just for the record, it’s not a problem with ALUI — it’s a problem with InstallAnywhere, the software that BEA uses to install ALUI.

Here are the errors I got:

[[email protected]]# ./PlumtreeFoundation_v6-0
Preparing to install...
Extracting the JRE from the installer archive...
Unpacking the JRE...
Extracting the installation resources from the installer archive...
Configuring the installer for this system's environment...
awk: error while loading shared libraries: libdl.so.2:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
dirname: error while loading shared libraries: libc.so.6:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
/bin/ls: error while loading shared libraries: librt.so.1:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
basename: error while loading shared libraries: libc.so.6:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
dirname: error while loading shared libraries: libc.so.6:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
basename: error while loading shared libraries: libc.so.6:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
hostname: error while loading shared libraries: libc.so.6:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Launching installer...

grep: error while loading shared libraries: libc.so.6:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
/tmp/install.dir.17585/Linux/resource/jre/bin/java: error while loading
shared libraries: libpthread.so.0: cannot open shared object file:
No such file or directory

I resolved these errors by doing the following:

[[email protected]]# cat PlumtreeFoundation_v6-0 | sed
"s/export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL/#xport LD_ASSUME_KERNEL/" >
PlumtreeFoundation_v6-0.new

[[email protected]]# chmod a+x PlumtreeFoundation_v6-0.new

[[email protected]]# ./PlumtreeFoundation_v6-0.new

This may work to get ALUI installed on other unsupported flavors of *nix, although I’ve never tried it, so again, YMMV.

Comments

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  • once you got it installed how did it run on core 5?

    Posted by: phil- on April 13, 2007 at 12:30 PM

  • It ran pretty well aside from the occasional JVM segfault, which I could have probably fixed by upgrading to the latest 1.4.2 JVM and plugging that into Tomcat 5, rather than running the OOTB bundled Tomcat/JVM supplied by BEA.

    Instead, I’ve switched to Ubuntu (with Oracle XE), which is a great platform because, for the most part, it just takes care of itself. It’s like having RHEL with a lifetime subscription to RHN, but without actually paying for it! 😉

    Posted by: bucchere on April 14, 2007 at 6:17 AM

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