MonthFebruary 2014

Unable to install IBM Installation Manager on RHEL 6.* (64-bit)

There was an issue, with IBM installation manager not able to install or start in RHEL 6.* series. This issue is fixed by IBM and is available in Fix central for download. The fix name is agent.installer.linux.gtk.x86_64_1.6.0.20120831_1216.

If you are using the old IBM installation manager, during install you may face errors like this.

[root@rhel64]# ./install
bash: ./install: /lib/ld-linux.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory

Cause:

Installation Manager is a 32-bit application and requires 32-bit versions of OS system libraries. These libraries are not installed on RHEL 6.0/6.1 x86_64 (64-bit) by default. You must install these 32-bit libraries on your system before you run Installation Manager.

Solution:

Configure yum on your server, install the required 32bit binaries.

To configure yum on your server refer here http://www.technix.in/local-yum-setup-for-rhel/

after the yum configuration install the dependent 32bit binaries as shown below.

[root@localhost]# yum install gtk2.i686
[root@localhost]# yum install libXtst.i686
[root@localhost]# yum install compat-libstdc++

Once the install is complete. IBM installation manager installation can be proceeded as normal.

 

How to use proxy server from Linux terminal

In Linux/Unix there is an environment variable called “http_proxy” which can be configured for text based internet sessions.  This variable is used by wget, curl, lynx etc.

How to set http_proxy variable

Type the following command to set proxy server

#export http_proxy=http://10.99.2.197:8080

 How to set the http_proxy variable globally

#vi /etc/profile

add the following lines.

#export http_proxy=http://10.99.2.197:8080

 How to I use a password protected proxy while using command line internet

#curl --proxy-user <username>:<password> www.technix.in

 

 

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