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Unable to launch the installer with error 'cannot execute binary file'

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Running the Informix® product installer, it fails with the following error message:

$/usr/local/cnfs_db/IDS_Linux/IDS-12.10.FC2 # ./ids_install
Preparing to install...
Extracting the JRE from the installer archive...
Unpacking the JRE...
Extracting the installation resources from the installer archive...
Configuring the installer for this system's environment...
Launching installer...
./ids_install: line 3345: /tmp/install.dir.34533/Linux/resource/jre/jre/bin/java: cannot execute binary file
./ids_install: line 3345: /tmp/install.dir.34533/Linux/resource/jre/jre/bin/java: Success


You are probably installing a wrong product for your Operational System.

Resolving the problem

First check if your system is 32 or 64 bits. If you have the operational system:

On Solaris machine run: isainfo -v

On Linux machine run: uname -m

On HP-UX machine run: getconf KERNEL_BITS

On AIX machine run: getconf KERNEL_BITMODE or getconf HARDWARE_BITMODE

Second check what type is your OS running 'uname -a'. For example, for Linux OS, Informix has product for Power Series, Intel, x86_64 and zSeries.

Review the machine notes of your Informix version and see if you have the minimum requirement to install and run the Informix® product.

With this information, you will be able to know what version you need to download and install.

Document information

More support for: Informix Servers

Software version: 11.7, 12.1

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris

Reference #: 1653973

Modified date: 24 October 2013