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‏2006-02-07T03:51:54Z |
I got DB2 to install on ubuntu via the instructions in the how-to.

I hit a point where I run dascrt and It crashed with a bus error.

Ideas?

TRACE---------------------------------------------------------------
root@san:/array/DB2/db2exc_LNX64_26x86/db2/linux26# ./db2_install

Specify one or more of the following keywords,
separated by spaces, to install DB2 products.

Keyword Product Description
DB2.EXP DB2 UDB Express Edition for LINUX26AMD64

Enter "help" to redisplay product names.

Enter "quit" to exit.

***********************************************************
DB2.EXP
rpm: To install rpm packages on Debian systems, use alien. See README.Debian.
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - No such file or directory (2)
IBM_db2msen81...
IBM_db2cliv81...
IBM_db2ldap81...
IBM_db2cucs81...
IBM_db2conv81...
IBM_db2icuc81...
IBM_db2icut81...
IBM_db2jhen81...
IBM_db2repl81...
IBM_db2sp81...
IBM_db2chen81...
IBM_db2adt81...
IBM_db2adts81...
IBM_db2cj81...
IBM_db2dc81...
IBM_db2fs81...
IBM_db2inst81...
IBM_db2jdbc81...
IBM_db2ca81...
IBM_db2rte81...
IBM_db2crte81...
IBM_db2das81...
IBM_db2engn81...
IBM_db2smpl81...
IBM_db2exsg81...
IBM_db2cc81...
The installation logfile can be found in /tmp/db2_install_log.28206.

db2_install program completed successfully.

root@san:/array/DB2/db2exc_LNX64_26x86/db2/linux26# groupadd -g 999 db2iadm1
root@san:/array/DB2/db2exc_LNX64_26x86/db2/linux26# groupadd -g 998 db2fadm1
root@san:/array/DB2/db2exc_LNX64_26x86/db2/linux26# groupadd -g 997 dasadm1

root@san:/array/DB2/db2exc_LNX64_26x86/db2/linux26# useradd -u 1004 -g db2iadm1 -m -d /home/db2inst1 db2inst1
root@san:/array/DB2/db2exc_LNX64_26x86/db2/linux26# useradd -u 1003 -g db2fadm1 -m -d /home/db2fenc1 db2fenc1
root@san:/array/DB2/db2exc_LNX64_26x86/db2/linux26# useradd -u 1002 -g dasadm1 -m -d /home/dasusr1 dasusr1

root@san:/opt/IBM/db2/V8.1/instance# ./dascrt -u dasusr1
/opt/IBM/db2/V8.1/instance/dasutil: line 77: 18971 Bus error /opt/IBM/db2/V8.1/das/bin/db2dascfg ${DEBUGFLAG?} get ${QueryItem?}
/opt/IBM/db2/V8.1/instance/dasutil: line 152: 18976 Bus error ${DB2DIR?}/instance/db2icknm ${INSTNAME?} ${INSTPGRP?}DBI1069E Unexpected error. Function = get_instance, Return code =
135.

Explanation:

An unexpected error occurred during the execution of this
program.

User Response:

If the problem persists, contact IBM Support with the following
information:

o Message number

o Function name

o Return code

o Problem description
DBI1079I Output is saved in the log file /tmp/dascrt.log.18921.

Explanation:

All processed and failed operations have been saved into this log
file.

User Response:

Do not modify this file in any way. This file is for IBM
Technical Support reference.

Updated on 2006-03-31T17:35:46Z at 2006-03-31T17:35:46Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Ubuntu Install -- dascrt causes bus error

    ‏2006-02-07T04:26:52Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    Hmm, haven't run across this before... is there anything of note in code/tmp/dascrt.log.18921[/code]?
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    Re: Ubuntu Install -- dascrt causes bus error

    ‏2006-02-07T06:22:25Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    Hello,

    Check to see if the access permissions on the mount point for /home/dasusr1 is OK.

    Regards,

    Raul F. Chong
    IBM DB2 UDB Express Community Facilitator
    Email: db2x@ca.ibm.com
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      Re: Ubuntu Install -- dascrt causes bus error

      ‏2006-02-07T16:15:51Z  in response to rfchong
      New user Home Directories:
      4 drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 2006-02-06 20:16 ./
      4 drwxr-xr-x 26 root root 4096 2006-02-06 18:59 ../
      4 drwx------ 2 dasusr1 dasadm1 4096 2006-02-06 20:22 dasusr1/
      4 drwx------ 2 db2fenc1 db2fadm1 4096 2006-02-06 20:15 db2fenc1/
      4 drwx------ 2 db2inst1 db2iadm1 4096 2006-02-06 20:14 db2inst1/

      root@san:/home# ls -lsaF dasusr1
      total 20
      4 drwx------ 2 dasusr1 dasadm1 4096 Feb 6 20:22 ./
      4 drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Feb 6 20:16 ../
      4 -rw------- 1 dasusr1 dasadm1 22 Feb 6 20:22 .bash_history
      4 -rw-r--r-- 1 dasusr1 dasadm1 414 Feb 6 20:16 .bash_profile
      4 -rw-r--r-- 1 dasusr1 dasadm1 2227 Feb 6 20:16 .bashrc

      The 'Logs' contain less info than what I posted from the screen.
      both of them failed to include the actual error info printed on the screen.
      They included what was printed to the screen and posted but were a subset.

      They were written to tmp and this machine was set to clean up tmp on boot.
      Gone...
      Which C compiler and version and what library version do I need?
      I don't know what Ubuntu has by default.

      I see version 4 of gcc but I don't know if that is the default.

      Marc
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        Re: Ubuntu Install -- dascrt causes bus error

        ‏2006-02-07T20:09:43Z  in response to SystemAdmin
        You need libstdc++.so.5:

        codesudo apt-get install libstdc++5[/code]

        This should solve your dependency problem.

        Dan
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          Re: Ubuntu Install -- dascrt causes bus error

          ‏2006-02-07T21:44:40Z  in response to SystemAdmin
          I installed the new library package (libstdc++5) and it grabbed gcc 3.3 as a pre-req.

          The failure remains the same.

          Should I need to reinstall DB2?
          Does the system relink as part of the install process?
          Can I force that relink process to run again?
          TRACE-------------------------------------------------------------
          root@san:/opt/IBM/db2/V8.1/instance# apt-get install libstdc++5
          Reading package lists... Done
          Building dependency tree... Done
          The following extra packages will be installed:
          gcc-3.3-base
          The following NEW packages will be installed:
          gcc-3.3-base libstdc++5
          0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 57 not upgraded.
          Need to get 0B/441kB of archives.
          After unpacking 1167kB of additional disk space will be used.
          Do you want to continue Y/n? y

          Preconfiguring packages ...
          Selecting previously deselected package gcc-3.3-base.
          (Reading database ... 69737 files and directories currently installed.)
          Unpacking gcc-3.3-base (from .../gcc-3.3-base_1%3a3.3.6-8ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
          Selecting previously deselected package libstdc++5.
          Unpacking libstdc++5 (from .../libstdc++5_1%3a3.3.6-8ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
          Setting up gcc-3.3-base (3.3.6-8ubuntu1) ...
          Setting up libstdc++5 (3.3.6-8ubuntu1) ...

          root@san:/opt/IBM/db2/V8.1/instance# ./dascrt -u dasusr1
          /opt/IBM/db2/V8.1/instance/dasutil: line 77: 9458 Bus error /opt/IBM/db2/V8.1/das/bin/db2dascfg ${DEBUGFLAG?} get ${QueryItem?}
          /opt/IBM/db2/V8.1/instance/dasutil: line 152: 9463 Bus error ${DB2DIR?}/instance/db2icknm ${INSTNAME?} ${INSTPGRP?}
          DBI1069E Unexpected error. Function = get_instance, Return code =
          135.

          Explanation:

          An unexpected error occurred during the execution of this
          program.
          snip-------- same old message.....

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            Re: Ubuntu Install -- dascrt causes bus error

            ‏2006-02-08T20:46:32Z  in response to SystemAdmin
            > I installed the new library package (libstdc++5) and
            > it grabbed gcc 3.3 as a pre-req.
            >
            > The failure remains the same.
            >
            > Should I need to reinstall DB2?
            > Does the system relink as part of the install
            > process?
            > Can I force that relink process to run again?
            >

            I deleted everything in the /opt/IBM directory tree and re-ran the install.
            I see hundreds of links to copies of the HOWTO.

            I don't know where to address observations, but here goes...

            There is a manual change to be made to the install script documented in the
            howto.
            That change appears to work, but that script also uses RPM to get a list
            of packages from the system.
            That code is not changed.

            I couldn't see options for alien to list packages the way it appears RPM does.

            The install script calls rpm which does not work on ubuntu BUT...
            The ubuntu 'rpm' appears to be a stub which 'whines' and tells you to use alien.
            The install process appears to work correctly but the duplicate package
            cleanup that should be happening won't work.

            In my case this didn't appear to be an issue and the install worked correctly
            in spite of the rpm wrapper complaints.

            Secondly I didn't see the requirement for libstdc++5 in the document.
            maybe it missed it.

            This machine had gcc version 4 installed.

            The db2 install ran without complaining except as noted above, BUT
            dascrt crashed as noted in this thread.
            once libstdc++5 and the version 3.3 gcc base were installed AND the entire
            /opt/IBM tree was deleted it installed and ran without problems.

            Thanks for the help.

            Marc
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              Re: Ubuntu Install -- dascrt causes bus error

              ‏2006-02-09T03:44:53Z  in response to SystemAdmin
              Hi Marc,

              If you want to directly cut and paste the incorrect text from the DB2 HOWTO, I can see that it gets updated, to save other folks out there like you that might run into this problem.

              Ian D.M. Hakes
              IBM DB2 UDB Express Community Facilitator
              Email: db2x@ca.ibm.com
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                Re: Ubuntu Install -- dascrt causes bus error

                ‏2006-02-09T14:22:25Z  in response to SystemAdmin
                The problem is simply that the DB2 HOWTO was written for DB2 V8.2 (FP7), while the move to V8.2.2 introduced new dependencies on the compatibility libraries for x86 and x86-64 platforms.

                In the case of Ubuntu, add the following prerequisites:
                [b]
                Install the libstdc++5 and libc6 packages with the following command:
                [/b]
                codesudo apt-get libstdc++5 libc6[/code]

                Repeat for all other distributions in the HOWTO, using the particular package names and install instructions required for each distribution.
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                  Re: Ubuntu Install -- dascrt causes bus error

                  ‏2006-02-10T02:15:22Z  in response to SystemAdmin
                  > The problem is simply that the DB2 HOWTO was written
                  > for DB2 V8.2 (FP7), while the move to V8.2.2
                  > introduced new dependencies on the compatibility
                  > libraries for x86 and x86-64 platforms.
                  >
                  > In the case of Ubuntu, add the following
                  > prerequisites:
                  > [b]
                  > Install the libstdc++5 and libc6 packages with the
                  > following command:
                  > [/b]
                  > codesudo apt-get libstdc++5 libc6[/code]
                  >
                  > Repeat for all other distributions in the HOWTO,
                  > using the particular package names and install
                  > instructions required for each distribution.

                  I think that is apt-get install libstdc++5 libc6

                  I don't think there was anything 'wrong' as such, just a few pitfalls
                  where 'I' didn't see the info thought would be insightful.

                  First being the above libraries (Thanks for that tip)
                  Those missing libs appear to have causes the unexplained bus errors and crashes
                  I got no link errors or install errors, just a crash and burn.
                  That woul be real hard for a guy to track down without some pointers.
                  Secondly in 2 places 'My' install script calls rpm -qa

                  That script is ./db2/linux26/db2_install NOT the db2_install
                  script in the root of the install tree.

                  Granted the path was more or less in the doc some of us slower people
                  look for the code to be modified in the wrong 'db2_install' for 10 minutes
                  before looking for ANOTHER 'db2_install' script ;-).

                  The correct db2_install script does this:
                  code
                  rpm -qa | grep IBM_db2 | grep 81 | awk -F- '{print $1}' | sed -e 's/81$//' > ${TMPCOMPLIST?}

                  AND

                  rpm -qa > ${TMPCOMPLIST?}
                  \code

                  This happens on ubuntu when this call is made:
                  code
                  san@san:/array/DB2/db2exc_LNX64_26x86/db2/linux26$ rpm -qa
                  rpm: To install rpm packages on Debian systems, use alien. See README.Debian.
                  error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - No such file or directory (2)
                  \code

                  This error pops up in the middle of ths install.

                  my install appears to have worked in spite of this error.
                  If it's OK to ignore this error it may be a good idea to say so.

                  If this indicates a failure I simply have not run into yet maybe
                  a code fix.
                  'I' didn't see command line options for alien to do what I think rpm is
                  doing here.

                  Thanks for the effort on the doc and help here.

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                    Re: Ubuntu Install -- dascrt causes bus error

                    ‏2006-02-10T02:31:28Z  in response to SystemAdmin
                    The last one didn't render right for some reason.

                    I think that is apt-get install libstdc++5 libc6

                    I don't think there was anything 'wrong' as such, just a few pitfalls
                    where 'I' didn't see the info I thought would be insightful.

                    First being the above libraries (Thanks for that tip)
                    Those missing libs appear to have causes the unexplained bus errors and crashes
                    I got no link errors or install errors, just a crash and burn.
                    That woul be real hard for a guy to track down without some pointers.

                    Secondly in 2 places 'My' install script calls rpm -qa

                    That script is ./db2/linux26/db2_install
                    NOT the db2_install script in the root of the install tree.

                    Granted the path was more or less in the doc, but some of us slower people
                    look for the code to be modified in the wrong 'db2_install' for 10 minutes
                    before looking for ANOTHER 'db2_install' script ;-).

                    The correct db2_install script does this:

                    rpm -qa | grep IBM_db2 | grep 81 | awk -F- '{print $1}' | sed -e 's/81$//' > ${TMPCOMPLIST?}

                    AND

                    rpm -qa > ${TMPCOMPLIST?}

                    This happens on ubuntu when this call is made:

                    san@san:/array/DB2/db2exc_LNX64_26x86/db2/linux26$ rpm -qa
                    rpm: To install rpm packages on Debian systems, use alien. See README.Debian.
                    error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - No such file or directory (2)

                    This error pops up in the middle of ths install.

                    my install appears to have worked in spite of this error.
                    If it's OK to ignore this error it may be a good idea to say so.

                    If this indicates a failure I simply have not run into yet maybe
                    a code fix.
                    'I' didn't see command line options for alien to do what I think rpm is
                    doing here.

                    Thanks for the effort on the doc and help here.

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                      ‏2006-03-10T07:01:56Z  in response to SystemAdmin
                      please !! Can someone generate a detailed list about the do's and don'ts for Ubuntu so we have a better understanding what we need to do.

                      The team is owrking right now on generating .deb archives and the better input we get the better the quality will be...

                      Boris
                      DB2 Community Team
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    Re: Ubuntu Install -- dascrt causes bus error

    ‏2006-02-20T17:27:24Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    Just wanted to point out that I followed the instructions in the DB2 HOWTO (http://tldp.org/HOWTO/DB2-HOWTO/index.html) today to install DB2 Express-C on Ubuntu 5.10 (32-bit x86) using the db2_install command instead of the db2setup command.

    I installed Ubuntu 5.10 using the default settings.

    The only additional prerequisite not currently documented in the HOWTO was running 'sudo apt-get install libstdc++5'. For x86-64 platforms you would also need to install the 32-bit compatibility libraries; unfortunately I don't have a 64-bit machine so I can't tell you what the names of these libraries are on Ubuntu.

    The only change to the HOWTO instructions was to modify the file 'db2/linux26/db2_install' instead of the 'db2/linux/db2_install' (because this is the 2.6 kernel version of DB2 Express-C).

    There was one error message during install (regarding the 'rpm -qa' command) but it did not affect the successful installation of the packages.

    I created the groups and users as directed in the HOWTO, then created the sample database and started the database as follows:

    denials$ sudo su - db2inst1
    db2inst1$ db2sampl
    db2inst1$ db2start
    SQL1063N DB2START processing was successful.
    db2inst1$ exit
    denials$ db2 connect to sample

    Database Connection Information

    Database server = DB2/LINUX 8.2.3
    SQL authorization ID = DENIALS
    Local database alias = SAMPLE

    Success!

    Dan
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      ‏2006-02-20T18:00:05Z  in response to SystemAdmin
      Ah, and the answer for the 32-bit compatibility libraries on x86-64 Ubuntu appears to be listed here: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/32bit_and_64bit

      codesudo apt-get install ia32-libs*[/code]

      Dan
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      Re: Ubuntu Install -- dascrt causes bus error

      ‏2006-03-09T20:42:03Z  in response to SystemAdmin
      I am trying to do what you've done.
      I am new to Linux but not to DB2. I launched Ubuntu terminal, moved to "/" and issued the command "sudo ./db2_install". I get the error message "sudo: ./db2_install: Command not found"

      Then I moved to the CDROM folder by "cd cdrom ", re-enter de command "sudo ./db2_install". I get the error "sudo: unable to execute ./db2_install: Permission denied".

      Any idea what?
      thanks
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        Re: Ubuntu Install -- dascrt causes bus error

        ‏2006-03-24T14:23:32Z  in response to SystemAdmin
        Hi,
        I am getting exactly the same errors you're getting. Did you find an resolution for?

        thanks
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          Re: Ubuntu Install -- dascrt causes bus error

          ‏2006-03-28T21:52:26Z  in response to SystemAdmin
          No Final answers, but i did find a solution of sorts.

          The 2 officialy and FULLY supported Linux distributions are expensive
          commercial offerings.

          I was not aware that there are RHEL clones.

          I ran across CentOS.
          I grabbed the latest 64 bit version and installed it.

          I tried to install DB2 and found out I will probably need to go get
          the IBM Java install and get that built before the GUI will run.

          My installs on ubuntu were all manual, I'd REALLY like to try the
          GUI install and see if I can get a better, more fully configured install.

          I grabbed a copy of Oracle and now that it is running I'm going back to
          try and get DB2 to install correctly...
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            ‏2006-03-29T15:59:28Z  in response to SystemAdmin
            Hi,

            For the GUI tools, did you check out "Running the DB2 Control Center and other DB2 GUI tools" in the DB2 for Linux HOWTO (section 18): http://tldp.org/HOWTO/DB2-HOWTO/deb.html

            Ian Hakes
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            Email: db2x@ca.ibm.com
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              ‏2006-03-29T16:40:07Z  in response to SystemAdmin
              no, I have not looked at the 'running the GUI' page mentioned above.

              I just got the install to run.
              I'll look there next.

              Here is a recap of this long strange trip.

              I don't care which distribution I'm running.
              This particular machine is a dual core 64 bit Athlon.
              It built it as a SAN with a bunch SATA Drives as a RAID Array.

              I started out installing solaris and intended on using the ZFS
              filesystem (really cool features and SCREAMING fast Software Raid
              support and a very fast filesystem as well)
              Too bad it crashed or hung at least once a day and corrupted itself to
              the point I had to reinstall twice.

              Throw that out and look to linux instead.

              I wanted to use the XFS filesystem.
              My only criteria was out of the box 64 bit Athlon and XFS Support.
              Ubuntu had that, That is what I picked.

              All in all a pretty impressive distribution, but...
              I just couldn't get past general compatibility issues once I started
              adding apps to add some database capabilities to this server.

              A week or so ago I found out there were free 'RHEL 4' clone releases
              out there, duh...

              For most apps RHEL seems to be the 'standard' supported distribution.

              Once a pile of cash was not standing between me and the 'Standard'
              linux distribution there was no reason to continue to beat my head
              against the wall.

              I installed the 64 bit release of CentOS 4.3.

              Aside from tracking down a few libs and installing the the 64 Bit
              IBM JDK 5.0, Oracle, DB2 and Postgresql installed without a hitch.

              This may not be the 'right' answer if someone is dead set on using Ubuntu,
              but for someone who doesn't care which distribution they use, (As long as it's
              free and the iso can be downloaded RIGHT NOW...) ;-)

              You Should Take a Look at Centos 4.3.
              MGC
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                ‏2006-03-29T19:37:09Z  in response to SystemAdmin
                Thanks for your info. I am a Windows guy trying on the Linux world so I never heard of the CentOS before, like I never heard from Ubuntu as well. I just went to site of CentOS to check it out. For me, "free" is the only option since I do not a budget for Linux at work yet. I am trying to evaluate my Windows databases:DB2, Oracle and SQLServer on Linux.

                My system is for now a 32bit workstation. You mentioned about some libraries that I have to install. Could you give some clues please?
                thanks
                nelson
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              ‏2006-03-29T19:11:40Z  in response to SystemAdmin
              Hi,

              I actually did the set of instructions that you mentioned. The problem is that db2cc runs ok in Terminal but refuses to run from the GNOME desktop. When I launch a Terminal and I issue:
              1- "whereis java" the answer comes back with java found in "/usr/bin/java /usr/share/java /opt/IBMJava2-142/bin/java".
              2- "java -version" the answer comes back with "java version 1.4.2. Ubuntu 4.0.1."

              According to IBM, it has to be the IBMJava2 version in order to DB2 Gui tools to work. I tried unsuccesfully change the path to the IBM directory but no luck so far.

              thanks
              Nelson
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                ‏2006-03-29T20:11:08Z  in response to SystemAdmin
                This response is to both your previous posts.

                Which libs you will need are probably different.
                As I stated, my machine is a 64 bit athlon running with 64 bit versions of the OS.

                I think most of my lib problems were/are related to this fact.

                I think the only lib you will need to worry about on a 32 bit system are and
                over version of the C libraries. This is pretty well documented.

                That one is mentioned earlier in this thread.

                I spoke a bit too soon on the DB2 install for Centos though.

                To begin with my GUI install came up with a text message that the GUI
                was starting and nothing ever started.

                I installed the 64 bit version of Java 5.0 from IBM.

                THEN the install worked.

                The Installer THEN installed the 32 bit version of 1.4.2.

                The install worked and the instance started. I was able to hit it from
                the DB2 control center from a PC running XP.

                That was when I made my first post.

                THEN I tried to start the GUI tools on the Linux Box.

                It started failing and whining about not being able to find the 64 Bit
                version of Java due to a path that pointed to a non-existent dir.

                Now I have installed the 64 bit version of 1.4.2

                I installed version 5.0 and it went to /opt/ibm (note the lower case)
                I does not appear to be as visible to the system as the other 3, but
                it is there.

                I need to adjust the system paths and probably some env vars to make it
                find the right version and release of Java.

                So It appears we are at about the same point right now.
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            Re: Ubuntu Install -- dascrt causes bus error

            ‏2006-03-31T17:35:46Z  in response to SystemAdmin

            Hi!

            >My installs on ubuntu were all manual, I'd REALLY like to try the
            >GUI install and see if I can get a better, more fully configured install.

            As the currently shipped Express-C java GUI installer does not understand debian based packaging systems, you'd only get to the first screen of installation and when acutally attempting you'd get an error. I already tried :-)