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We're trying to install WAS 5.1 on AIX 5.2.0 platform. When attempting to install WAS, it gets all the way to the point of the actual install with the progress bar, and then returns the the following exceptions into log file.
(May 28, 2004 5:07:37 PM), Setup.product.install, com.installshield.product.service.product.PureJavaProductServiceImpl$Installer, err, java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.installshield.product.service.product.PureJavaProductServiceImpl$InstallProduct.addToVPD(PureJav aProductServiceImpl.java:4851)
at com.installshield.product.service.product.PureJavaProductServiceImpl$InstallProduct.checkInstalledVe rsion(PureJavaProductServiceImpl.java:4819)
at com.installshield.product.service.product.InstallableObjectVisitor.visitSoftwareObject(InstallableOb jectVisitor.java:250)
at com.installshield.product.service.product.InstallableObjectVisitor.visitProductBean(InstallableObjec tVisitor.java:169)
at com.installshield.product.service.product.InstallableObjectVisitor.visitProductBeans(InstallableObje ctVisitor.java:120)
at com.installshield.product.service.product.PureJavaProductServiceImpl$InstallProduct.install(PureJava ProductServiceImpl.java:4533)
at com.installshield.product.service.product.PureJavaProductServiceImpl$Installer.execute(PureJavaProdu ctServiceImpl.java:3728)
(May 28, 2004 5:07:37 PM), Setup.product.install, com.installshield.wizardx.ascii.ModifyFile, err, Could not write ASCII file /usr/WebSphere/AppServer/java/jre/lib/orb.properties.
(May 28, 2004 5:07:37 PM), Setup.product.install, com.installshield.wizardx.actions.AsciiFileUpdateWizardAction, err, WizardException: (error code = 200; message="/usr/WebSphere/AppServer/java/jre/lib/orb.properties (A file or directory in the path name does not exist.)"; exception = [ServiceException: (error code = 200; message = "/usr/WebSphere/AppServer/java/jre/lib/orb.properties (A file or directory in the path name does not exist.)"; severity = 0; exception = [java.io.FileNotFoundException: /usr/WebSphere/AppServer/java/jre/lib/orb.properties (A file or directory in the path name does not exist.)])])
WizardException: (error code = 200; message="/usr/WebSphere/AppServer/java/jre/lib/orb.properties (A file or directory in the path name does not exist.)"; exception = [ServiceException: (error code = 200; message = "/usr/WebSphere/AppServer/java/jre/lib/orb.properties (A file or directory in the path name does not exist.)"; severity = 0; exception = [java.io.FileNotFoundException: /usr/WebSphere/AppServer/java/jre/lib/orb.properties (A file or directory in the path name does not exist.)])])
at com.installshield.wizardx.actions.AsciiFileUpdateWizardAction.execute(AsciiFileUpdateWizardAction.ja va:171)
We uninstalled the existing WAS 5.1, then removed the left out WebSphere directory. Then we tried installing WAS5.1 and we are getting the above exception.
Originally posted by screwloose Who is the owner of /usr/WebSphere? And who is the user installing WebSphere?
The first part of this question still needs to be answered.
After you get this error, what is in the directory? Anything? Have any sub directories been created? What about files? Are you installing this on an LPAR (I've seen problems with other WebSphere products in this environment)?
I remember talking with someone who had this or a similar problem. I'll pester them tomorrow to see how the got around it.
Personally I'm beginning to think that WebSphere was designed entirely by Satan's hench-men. We just finished a migration from 4.x to 5.0 ahd had LOTS OF FUN along the way.
Here are the contents of the /usr/WebSphere directory.
# cd WebSphere
# ls -l
drwxr-xr-x 4 root system 512 May 28 18:07 AppServer
# cd AppServer
# ls -l
drwxr-xr-x 3 root system 512 May 28 18:07 _uninst
drwxr-xr-x 2 root system 512 May 28 18:07 logs
In one of the exception it is trying to reference /usr/WebSphere/AppServer/java/jre/lib/orb.properties which is no where located in the directory.
seems that the installer did not see where the java jre is installed. Did you have a question during the installation, like "where is your java" ? (answer usually /usr/java130).
And, by the way, didn't you experience "filesystem full" problem during the java installation part ?
No where during the installation process, i was asked to specify the java installation location. I feel like WAS installation should install the required JRE also, which it is not doing for some reason (We are getting the first exception, problem with the installer installshield).
My major concern is that why install shield is throwing exception.
After many days of level 2 and 3 support, we found our own solution with their assistance. The silent install worked so upon investigation, we found the freshly installed AIX 5.2 box needed X11.fnt.coreX 184.108.40.206 COMMITTED AIXwindows X Consortium Fonts for the ISMP installer.
I am getting the exact same problem, but install silent didn't help in my case. it complians about can not prompt for user to replace JVM, and so cannot find JVM. if you had figured out solution for this, would you please post it or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org ?