Ah! Don't you love the easy fixes? :)
I know many of you..like me..have had those "well..this was suppose to be done <insert time-hour..day..etc>..but...<Insert original timeX3,4,6...!>
We all have had those days. Don't you just love the easy ones, though?
I downloaded more Java-related stuff yesterday than I believe I have ever done..in one day, at least. I have got to believe these people really like to make things challenging to keep us on our toes! Uhhh.
It's done..it works..all of it..but..!!! Oy!
I'll pass a few pointers to some of the newbies out there.
1) Logs can be your saving grace
Almost everything makes a log..or adds to a existing log. Even if there are no errors on screen..always check the logs.
2) Google is your best friend
do a google search on the entire phrase..remember...the more you give it..the bigger chance of finding a person who had the very same problem you did...and maybe a solution is presented
3) Use simple logic
My easy fix yesterday..I was installing Websphere Application Server on a vps...and this little gem came across the console:
..line 423 bc: command not found
Well...I still don't know (or care) what "bc" does...but..it's something that missing..so...
yum install bc
all fixed..just like that. Sadly..99.9% of these are *not* that easy. Appreciate them when they do work, though.
4) I don't know about others...but..I have moved away from RPM installs as much as possible. Given the choice..like yesterday...between a *.tgz and a *rpm..I chose *.tgz...and saved quite a bit of time. Why? The docs were right there..front and center...and a solution to the missing rpm was there. Problem solved.
For others...I'll share what that was..for RHEL4 and/or Centos 4 IBM Java installs...you need:
xorg-x11-depreciated-libs.6.8.1.rpm <not exact name..but darn close
and you must use the IBM Java for Websphere..even EE5 Sun SDK/JDK will not do...which i have as well. Wheee!
I had to go directly to centos's mirrors for the last one..the duke mirrors I normally use didn't have it.
which leads to the last one:
5) Some mirrors do not have the same content..be aware of that.
6) Take good notes
This is critical...and one of the things I am very, very serious about. I'll be darned if I'm not going to learn from my mistakes. However...
This is not the first time I have installed Websphere App Server..but something changed...these errors are completely new..I simply did not have them before... be aware of that was well.
Last edited by bryonhost1; 10-27-2006 at 09:16 AM.
Bryon L Harvey
Soil Relocation Engineer