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Install Question for GW14

Hello,

I am NOT an Linux expert, so this may sound like a really dumb question for those who are experts.

I just installed SLES -11-SP4 on a PC for building a test GW14 system. The server build was easy.

I unzipped the tar file fine, but each time I open a terminal session and change to the install directory to run "./install.sh" it does nothing.

The program does a clear screen, then does nothing. What am I doing wrong? I am already logged in as root, so I am mystified.

thanks
Phil
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Re: Install Question for GW14

In article <PhilJannusch.741l0n@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com>,
PhilJannusch wrote:
> The program does a clear screen, then does nothing. What am I doing
> wrong? I am already logged in as root, so I am mystified.


Which build are you trying to install? 14.0.2 is the current.
What size is your terminal session? I've not seen it run on smaller
than the default 25x80 characters. Also check the SLES GUI if you
have that running as it may have popped up something there (not
supposed to, but you never know).
Check the system log which is /var/log/messages
How much free space on root? How much RAM?


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Re: Install Question for GW14

Andy,

Thanks for the quick response!

The PC\Server has 4 Gigs of RAM. The server has a 300 Gig HD (I think, It is at home), I took the suggested disk configuration that gave me 2 Gig on swap and the balance was used up.

The version of GW2014 is 14.0.0-115243.

I will check the size of the terminal session when I get home and the logs.

thanks
Phil J
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Re: Install Question for GW14

In article <PhilJannusch.741ttc@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com>,
PhilJannusch wrote:
> The PC\Server has 4 Gigs of RAM. The server has a 300 Gig HD (I think,
> It is at home), I took the suggested disk configuration that gave me 2
> Gig on swap and the balance was used up.

That will be good for a lab or small system. The challenge with it is
if/when the email grows and fills the system. GW can run strait up to
filling its own drive without missing a beat until there just isn't any
space left, where as every OS I've ever dealt with goes real grumpy and
rapidly fails when it runs out of space on its prime drive (C:, /, root,
sys:, etc..)
If you were starting again and certainly for anything that will be
production, I would set root to about 40GB and the rest as their own
mount point, such as /usr/gwdata
Being new to Linux, some basic admin tips might be of assistance
http://www.konecnyad.ca/andyk/nixadmin.htm

> The version of GW2014 is 14.0.0-115243.

Ah, the first gamma testing version. Go strait to the sp2 version (do
not pass Go, do not collect $200, ... 😉
http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=BtFb4ujh8x0~


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Re: Install Question for GW14

Andy,
The server in question is just for testing, not production! It is a cheapo refurbished PC that is 2 core, 64 bit.

I just found the GW14sp2 download, tonight I will try it.

Thanks for the link on the Linux, my Linux is very rusty. I have not done much in Linux in 6 years.

THanks
Phil

konecnya;2407810 wrote:
In article <PhilJannusch.741ttc@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com>,
PhilJannusch wrote:
> The PC\Server has 4 Gigs of RAM. The server has a 300 Gig HD (I think,
> It is at home), I took the suggested disk configuration that gave me 2
> Gig on swap and the balance was used up.

That will be good for a lab or small system. The challenge with it is
if/when the email grows and fills the system. GW can run strait up to
filling its own drive without missing a beat until there just isn't any
space left, where as every OS I've ever dealt with goes real grumpy and
rapidly fails when it runs out of space on its prime drive (C:, /, root,
sys:, etc..)
If you were starting again and certainly for anything that will be
production, I would set root to about 40GB and the rest as their own
mount point, such as /usr/gwdata
Being new to Linux, some basic admin tips might be of assistance
http://www.konecnyad.ca/andyk/nixadmin.htm

> The version of GW2014 is 14.0.0-115243.

Ah, the first gamma testing version. Go strait to the sp2 version (do
not pass Go, do not collect $200, ... 😉
http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=BtFb4ujh8x0~


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please control the colour on install.sh with: dir install.sh
when the colour is not green, the file is not executable.
the run this command: chmod +x install.sh
then run in the same Directory: ./install.sh
the Installation will be very easy and if you want i can assist you with a remote tool, send a email at cgreiner@cgcs.de
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Re: Install Question for GW14

I figured what I did wrong. I grabbed the wrong SLES install disks. I installed 10.4, not 11.4.

At least I learned the correct version of GroupWise 2014 to use.

Thanks everyone for their help!
Phil
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Re: Install Question for GW14

In article <PhilJannusch.74573z@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com>,
PhilJannusch wrote:
> I figured what I did wrong. I grabbed the wrong SLES install disks. I
> installed 10.4, not 11.4.


Yes, having a supported version of the OS is an important thing, and
not always obvious even if you work with them all the time.
When on a new system(to me) or if I've been away from it awhile,
cat /etc/*release

I have had clients upgrade systems without telling me.


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That would certainly do it!
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It would be nice if there was an error though. I ran into this with a customer awhile back, and it took some head scratching to figure out.
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