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PH16993: CAN NOT INSTALL WEBSPHERE APPLICATION SERVER 9.0 ON SUSE LINUX ENTERPRISE 15

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Installing WebSphere Application Server 9.0 on
    SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 is blocked with following error
    messages:
    
    Your operating system failed the prerequisites check. Your
    operating system is below the recommended minimum level for
    this product. See the WebSphere Application Server detailed
    system requirements Web pages -
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27006921
    for more information about supported operating systems.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: WebShpere Application Server 9.0 can    *
    *                      not be installed on SUSE Linux          *
    *                      Enterprise 15                           *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    For SUSE, WebShpere Application Server OS pre-request check
    bundle reads the release file /etc/SuSE-release to get OS
    version and patch level. However, from SUSE Linux
    Enterprise 15, /etc/SuSE-release is removed and replaced by
    /etc/os-release. That's why the bundle fails to get the OS
    version.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The fix is to add SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 and
    /etc/os-release in the OS pre-request check bundle metadata.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 9.0.5.2.  Please refer to the Recommended Updates
    page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH16993

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2019-09-19

  • Closed date

    2019-09-20

  • Last modified date

    2019-09-20

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

  • R900 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 October 2021