IV45040: IBM JDK INSTALLATION TERMINATES SILENTLY WHEN /ETC/MAILCAP & /ET C/MIME.TYPES ARE MISSING IN THE SYSTEM

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Error Message: With install console the final message from
    installer are as below
    ....
    CHOOSE LOCALE BY NUMBER: 3
    
    ================================================================
    ===
    IBM 64-bit Linux Runtime for Java v7 (created with
    InstallAnywhere)
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    ------
    Preparing CONSOLE Mode Installation...
    
    The installer cannot run on your configuration. It will now
    quit.
    .
    Stack Trace: N/A
    .
    IBM JDK installation using InstallAnywhere (IA) package fails
    silently as it can not continue with the installation when
    /etc/mailcap & /etc/mime.types are missing in the system.
    

Local fix

  • To make install operation successful either of  the following
    options can be applied.
    1) Install mailcap RPM package before attempting the JDK
    installation.
    2)Create dummy files /etc/mailcap and /etc/mime.types files
    manually before installing the JDK
    

Problem summary

  • The problem is caused when /etc/mailcap & /etc/mime.types file
    are not present in the machine where the installer is being run.
    These files are used to write the java web start entries during
    jdk installation. The installer will fail silently if these
    files are not present in the /etc directory of the system.
    

Problem conclusion

  • This defect will be fixed in:
    6.0.0 SR15
    6.0.1 SR7
    7.0.0 SR6
    .
    IBM JVM has been updated to create /etc/mailcap &
    /etc/mime.types files if not exists where installing the IBM JDK
    using installAnywhere package.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV45040

  • Reported component name

    JAVA CLASS LIBS

  • Reported component ID

    620700130

  • Reported release

    600

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-06-30

  • Closed date

    2013-08-23

  • Last modified date

    2013-08-23

  • 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

    JAVA CLASS LIBS

  • Fixed component ID

    620700130

Applicable component levels

  • R600 PSY

       UP

  • R700 PSY

       UP



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Document information


More support for:

Runtimes for Java Technology
Java Class Libraries

Software version:

6.0

Reference #:

IV45040

Modified date:

2013-08-23

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