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Pinned topic launchpad problems - Linux on system Z

‏2013-01-11T18:02:04Z |
Trying to install TPM 721. I can not get the launchpad to run. I have bash installed. I have firefox installed and I've used it to download the tar files, so it certainly works. I've set the browser variable, export BROWSER=/usr/sbin/firefox, but every time I start ./launchpad.sh I get a popup telling me that it can find a supported browser. I am using PuTTY with X forwarding turned on to display firefox.

I figured out how to install the Middleware without using the launchpad, install/MWI/setupzLinux.sh, and I can start the TPM Core installer with, install/bin/setuplinux390.bin. But I can not figure out how to install the Base Services without using the launchpad, which will not start.

Any suggestions on getting the launchpad running or how to start the Base Services installer without the launchpad?
Updated on 2013-01-17T14:42:05Z at 2013-01-17T14:42:05Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: launchpad problems - Linux on system Z

    ‏2013-01-11T18:08:38Z  
    Bah - can't find a way to edit my previous post.

    I made a typo on the browser path. Should have been /usr/bin/firefox
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    Re: launchpad problems - Linux on system Z

    ‏2013-01-14T11:45:00Z  
    Did you add from the bash in the PATH variable the firefox path?
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    Re: launchpad problems - Linux on system Z

    ‏2013-01-14T13:11:13Z  
    Did you add from the bash in the PATH variable the firefox path?
    slestpm:~ # echo $PATH
    /sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/sbin:/root/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/games:/usr/lib64/jvm/jre/bin:/usr/lib/mit/bin:/usr/lib/mit/sbin

    bash is in /bin
    firefox is in /usr/bin

    both are in the default path. Or were you suggesting that I add the bash path to the BROWSER path also?
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    Re: launchpad problems - Linux on system Z

    ‏2013-01-14T13:27:47Z  
    slestpm:~ # echo $PATH
    /sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/sbin:/root/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/games:/usr/lib64/jvm/jre/bin:/usr/lib/mit/bin:/usr/lib/mit/sbin

    bash is in /bin
    firefox is in /usr/bin

    both are in the default path. Or were you suggesting that I add the bash path to the BROWSER path also?
    Another message that appears in the terminal where I try to start ./launchpad/sh is

    slestpm:/instpkgs # export BROWSER=/usr/bin/firefox
    slestpm:/instpkgs # ./launchpad.sh
    cp: cannot stat `/instpkgs/launchpad/lib': No such file or directory
    cp: cannot stat `/instpkgs/launchpad/../jre': No such file or directory

    These are the installation files I downloaded.
    slestpm:/instpkgs # ls /mnt/IBM/TPM*
    /mnt/IBM/TPM_V721_CoreComp_1of2_zLinux64.tar /mnt/IBM/TPM_V721_Install_Unix.tar
    /mnt/IBM/TPM_V721_CoreComp_2of2_zLinux64.tar /mnt/IBM/TPM_V721_Midlwr_zLinux64.tar
    /mnt/IBM/TPM_V721_Install_Suppl_Unix.tar
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    Re: launchpad problems - Linux on system Z

    ‏2013-01-15T08:56:17Z  
    Did you try with vncserver instead of putty ? You can find details in the TPM installation doc on "Using an X session"
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    Re: launchpad problems - Linux on system Z

    ‏2013-01-15T13:31:00Z  
    Did you try with vncserver instead of putty ? You can find details in the TPM installation doc on "Using an X session"
    Thank you, that was a good thought. Sadly using VNC with both the TightVNC viewer and using a browser for the client results in the same errors.

    slestpm:/instpkgs # export BROWSER=/usr/bin/firefox
    slestpm:/instpkgs # ./launchpad.sh
    cp: cannot stat `/instpkgs/launchpad/lib': No such file or directory
    cp: cannot stat `/instpkgs/launchpad/../jre': No such file or directory
    Unable to find supported browser

    An error occurred while starting the launchpad. This error typically occurs when the launchpad
    is unable to find a supported browser. Check your product's documentation for a list of supported
    browsers.
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    Re: launchpad problems - Linux on system Z

    ‏2013-01-16T11:06:47Z  
    Thank you, that was a good thought. Sadly using VNC with both the TightVNC viewer and using a browser for the client results in the same errors.

    slestpm:/instpkgs # export BROWSER=/usr/bin/firefox
    slestpm:/instpkgs # ./launchpad.sh
    cp: cannot stat `/instpkgs/launchpad/lib': No such file or directory
    cp: cannot stat `/instpkgs/launchpad/../jre': No such file or directory
    Unable to find supported browser

    An error occurred while starting the launchpad. This error typically occurs when the launchpad
    is unable to find a supported browser. Check your product's documentation for a list of supported
    browsers.
    could you tell me your zlinux version and you firefox version?
    run
    firefox -version
    and
    cat etc/SuSE-release (or redhat-release)
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: launchpad problems - Linux on system Z

    ‏2013-01-16T11:21:47Z  
    could you tell me your zlinux version and you firefox version?
    run
    firefox -version
    and
    cat etc/SuSE-release (or redhat-release)
    please also execute
    which firefox
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    Re: launchpad problems - Linux on system Z

    ‏2013-01-16T13:09:46Z  
    please also execute
    which firefox
    marpace@slestpm:~> firefox -version
    Mozilla Firefox 10.0.11
    marpace@slestpm:~> cat /etc/SuSE-release
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (s390x)
    VERSION = 11
    PATCHLEVEL = 2
    marpace@slestpm:~> which firefox
    /usr/bin/firefox
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    Re: launchpad problems - Linux on system Z

    ‏2013-01-17T10:12:47Z  
    marpace@slestpm:~> firefox -version
    Mozilla Firefox 10.0.11
    marpace@slestpm:~> cat /etc/SuSE-release
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (s390x)
    VERSION = 11
    PATCHLEVEL = 2
    marpace@slestpm:~> which firefox
    /usr/bin/firefox
    I suspect the problem is the firefox version. Please use firefox 3.x. I am currently using 3.5.7.
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    Re: launchpad problems - Linux on system Z

    ‏2013-01-17T13:40:47Z  
    I suspect the problem is the firefox version. Please use firefox 3.x. I am currently using 3.5.7.
    There isn't a firefox 3 provided with SLES 11. I went to the firefox site and downloaded firefox 3 for linux. follwed the directions to unzip and untar. But it will not run.
    marpace@slestpm2:~> firefox/firefox
    -bash: firefox/firefox: cannot execute binary file

    I assume from research that it is a problem with executing a 32-bit program on a 64-bit system, but I can not figure out what 32-bit library I need to install to make this work.
    So nothing personal, but this is just another example of IBM putting out instructions that work great in Linux x86 and Windows world, but don't work in the System Z world. It's as if this was never tested.
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    Re: launchpad problems - Linux on system Z

    ‏2013-01-17T14:32:13Z  
    There isn't a firefox 3 provided with SLES 11. I went to the firefox site and downloaded firefox 3 for linux. follwed the directions to unzip and untar. But it will not run.
    marpace@slestpm2:~> firefox/firefox
    -bash: firefox/firefox: cannot execute binary file

    I assume from research that it is a problem with executing a 32-bit program on a 64-bit system, but I can not figure out what 32-bit library I need to install to make this work.
    So nothing personal, but this is just another example of IBM putting out instructions that work great in Linux x86 and Windows world, but don't work in the System Z world. It's as if this was never tested.
    ok Mark.
    There is a known problem with launchpad and firefox version.
    Look at this technote and let me know.
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21595098
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    Re: launchpad problems - Linux on system Z

    ‏2013-01-17T14:42:05Z  
    ok Mark.
    There is a known problem with launchpad and firefox version.
    Look at this technote and let me know.
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21595098
    Genius!