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gw803hp1 - oes11 32bit runtime question

Hi,

I've got another post in the oes-l install forum but figured I could supplement any answer there with one here. I've got an oes11 machine giving me trouble with it's software patterns. I would like to install the "32bit runtime environment" in order to run gw803hp1 on the server. The reason I want to do this is because as I understand it the GroupWise agents are still 32bit (gw2012 too) and in the documentation is says that, "32-bit/x86 processor or 64-bit/x86 processor running in 32-bit mode" is a requirement. I assume this means that I have to have the "32bit runtime environment" installed on my oes11 machine in order to run gw803hp1? Is that correct? Do I need the "32bit runtime environment" in order to run gw on oes11 (64bit)? The server will be upgraded next week to gw2012.

Thanks for any help and Info you can supply.
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In article <pvaiq6167.5q1ejb@no-mx.forums.novell.com>, Pvaiq6167 wrote:
> I've got another post in the oes-l install forum but figured I
> could supplement any answer there with one here. I've got an oes11
> machine giving me trouble with it's software patterns. I would like to
> install the "32bit runtime environment" in order to run gw803hp1 on the
> server. The reason I want to do this is because as I understand it the
> GroupWise agents are still 32bit (gw2012 too) and in the documentation
> is says that, "32-bit/x86 processor or 64-bit/x86 processor running in
> 32-bit mode" is a requirement. I assume this means that I have to have
> the "32bit runtime environment" installed on my oes11 machine in order
> to run gw803hp1? Is that correct? Do I need the "32bit runtime
> environment" in order to run gw on oes11 (64bit)? The server will be
> upgraded next week to gw2012.
>

I've installed GW8 on a number of OES2&11 64-bit systems without needing
to do any such thing. So you can safely skip this worry and get on with
your GroupWise install. SLES in 64-bit mode handles these apps just nice
and transparent to us.


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Sorry for the late reply and thank you for your time and effort.

FYI - GroupWise 2012 sp1 and newer require the 32bit Runtime Env to be installed. At least that is what the Documentation and Readmes say...
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Andy Konecny wrote:

> I've installed GW8 on a number of OES2&11 64-bit systems without needing to do
> any such thing. So you can safely skip this worry and get on with your
> GroupWise install. SLES in 64-bit mode handles these apps just nice and
> transparent to us.


With early GW8 code (and even 2012 I believe) running on 64 bit OS, there were
some problems. As far as I can tell now, the newer builds either just install
what they need, or have found other ways to accomplish the end result. But
indeed, in the early builds of GW8, running on 64 BIT SLES/OES, there was some
fussing involved.

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Hi Danita,

thanks for your reply. The documentation for gw2012sp1 says that the 32bit runtime environment is a requirement...? I've got an installed oes11 system (I didn't install it) that doesn't have the 32bit runtime env installed and I can't get it installed. Even after making sure that the SLES11 DVD (SDK and Normal) are defined and ready as a repository. I've also tried Novell TID# 7005533 (Support | Unable to install 32-bit runtime environment after installation)....


Any ideas? Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

Sincerely,
Mike
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pvaiq6167 wrote:

> Any ideas? Thanks for any assistance you can provide.


Install it. It IS required. I've just not had to install it myself in quite
awhile. So if you are running into issues with it not auto-installing, you need
to do it yourself.


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Hi everyone,

Yup, 32bit runtime environment is a MUST! They've added it to the readme files for the gw support packs (maybe I'm just blind and didn't see it?), etc... Novell has also updated their TID 7005533 and it has solved my problem, althougth within Yast2 it still shows under "Patterns" that the 32bit Runtime Env. is NOT installed. It is, or at least from my investigations seems to be installed and it is not "hacked" within Yast2 probably because the updater DB didn't get the info about the install.... I'm assuming (didn't use Yast2 to install).

To make a long story short, use Novell's TID 7005533 to install the needed packages.... Works fine.

Thank you all for your assistance, especially Danita.
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When I say that Novell added the requirement to they support pack readmes please understand that I've mixed up the gw8 and gw12 readmes and that I probably just didn't notice them in the gw12 readmes.... Not hacking on Novell. Sorry for any misunderstanding.
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