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Silent Install of ClearCase on RHEL 6.1 64-Bit by example

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How can you proceed with a Silent Installation of IBM Rational ClearCase on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.1 64-Bit?


Need an step-by-step example.


IMPORTANT: Perform the steps below as root user.

  1. First you should have the 32 libraries.


    Note 1: 64 bit packages of openmotif and gtk2-engines must be installed as well.
    Note 2: Be sure SELinux is disabled or in Permissive mode
    Run getenforce
    and the result must be:




  2. Since will require at least the IBM Installation Manager 1.4.4, download a more recent Installation Manager Version.

    For instance the 1.5.1 (agent.installer.linux.gtk.x86) is available at:

    Extract the file:
    mkdir <path>/im151
    unzip -d <path>/im151/

    then run
    cd /im151
    ./install -acceptLicense  --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -log /tmp/imloginstall.log

    Note: If you have problems with the Installation Manager installation such as:
    "bash: ./install: /lib/ bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory"

    Install glibc for 32 Bit

    For instance for Red Hat:

    # yum whatprovides /lib/

    The command above will show what package provides this file, for instance, the result could be:

    glibc-2.12-1.7.el6.i686 : The GNU libc libraries

    Matched from:
    Other : Provides-match: /lib/

    Then install the package that you have as result:

    # yum install glibc-2.12-1.7.el6.i686


    Then follow the instructions in technote 1459143 to install any other missing libraries.
  3. Extract the media:

    IBM Rational ClearCase V7.1.2 Linux_x86 Multilingual (CZJH1ML)
    on (for example):

  4. Download the Response file
    from technote 1351501:

    Extract the file and make a copy from "clearcase_response_linux_x86_7.1.2.X.xml"
    to "my_response.xml"
    Edit the file to fit your case. For this example the file is placed at:

    For this example the machine is set to have:
    1. 7.1.2 and

      Near line 15:
      <repository location='/mnt/UNIX/Linux/Rational_ClearCase/7.1.2/disk1/diskTag.inf'/>
      <repository location='/home/medias/ibm-images/' />
    2. Set the Registry Server, Region and SMTP Server name
      Near line 102:
                 value='' />
      <!-- Data Key: user.CC_RegUNIXRegionName,
                   This key is used to specify the IBM Rational ClearCase Unix Region Name.
                 value='unix_region' />
      <!-- Data Key: user.CC_RegSMTPHostName,
                   This key is used to specify the mail server.
                 value='' />

    3. Use IBM Rational Common Licensing instead ClearCase Licensing:
      Near line 123:
                 value='IBMRCL' />

      Near line 153:
       <data key='user.RCL_PortAtHost' value='27000@' />
    4. Use prebuilt multiversion file system (MVFS) instead of compiling the MVFS

      Near line 183:
       <data key='user.CC_MVFSModuleRebuild,' value='0' />
    5. Delete the lines that refer to Tivoli if you do not have this installed.
    6. Select features:
      Near the end of file
             <offering profile='IBM Rational SDLC'

  5. Run the installation
    Change to InstallerImage_linux inside the disk1 folder

  6. The next step would be to run the following (be sure to see step5 before you run it):
    ./install --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -silent -input
    home/medias/ibm-images/response/my_response.xml -log /tmp/loginstall.log

  7. After Installation Manager is installed do the following:
    cd /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/
    ./IBMIM -acceptLicense  --launcher.ini silent-install.ini  -input /home/medias/ibm-images/response/my_response.xml -log /tmp/loginstall.log -showVerboseProgress

Document information

More support for: Rational ClearCase

Software version:

Operating system(s): Linux

Reference #: 1577416

Modified date: 26 November 2012

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