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Luminis IV on RHEL 4

In spring SUngard had announced that Luminis IV would be officially supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux(RHEL) 4. This was good news as the support for RHEL 3 which was the officially support Linux platform previously was about to dry up. As such we had a goal for our eventual move from Luminis III to Luminis IV to install Luminis IV on RHEL 4 as this should prove easier then upgrading the OS after the fact.

However we have had trouble in achieving this goal up until now. Today I had Ed reimage our RHEL 4 virtual machine (brax.cc.umanitoba.ca) and attempted another round of installing Luminis IV on it. It kept failing when it attempted to install the Java Enterprise System stack (calendar, directory, webserver, mail) with a return code of 50.

In examining the source code of the JES main install class error code 50 seemed to revovle around file I/O issues.Now up until this point I had been attempting to install Luminis IV onto a NFS partition, so on a long shot I decided to try and install it on the root file system. This almost worked except that we did not have enough disk space to achieve this goal. As such another call into Ed and the root file system gained an additional 5G.

This has allowed Luminis IV to be installed on RHEL 4. However this is not how we will want to leave it as we want to minimise the amount of software left on the OS disk. As such the next step will be to move this data over to the NFS partition and setup the symlink. This of course will be a job for another day.

I also will be placing some documentation into the wiki on how to install Luminis IV, with this rather important point present.

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