I like to use CentOS in the lab to install all IBM software to avoid licensing costs and Windows when possible. CentOS has always had it’s challenges and I have blogged a few times about additional libraries required to get software working. I use the basic server install which is pretty minimal but that’s what you should be using, right?

With Sametime 9 I have noticed the following gotchas you should be aware of.

Do not use 64 bit CentOS for the Community server

I have never been able to install Sametime Community server on a 64 bit version of CentOS. The same is still true for Sametime 9.

When installing Domino on the 64 bit version it helpfully tells you that you need to install 32 bit packages.

To run this installer you need 32bit (i686) packages installed on your 64 bit Linux RedHat.
They are not installed by default, but are mandatory. The installer will exit after this message.
        libXtst-1.0.99.2-3.el6.i686
        libXmu-1.0.5-1.el6.i686
        libXp-1.0.0-15.1.el6.i686
        libXft-2.1.13-4.1.el6.i686
        libXi-1.3-3.el6.i686

When installing the Community server I get various errors.

[root@st9 Server]# ./setuplinux.bin

     Initializing Wizard……..
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 712: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 712: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 712: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 712: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 712: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 712: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 712: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 712: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 712: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 1551: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 1551: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 1551: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 1551: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 1551: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 1551: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 1551: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 1551: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 1551: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 690: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 690: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 690: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 690: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 690: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 690: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 690: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 690: [: : integer expression expected
./setuplinux.bin: line 472: bc: command not found
./setuplinux.bin: line 690: [: : integer expression expected

[root@st9 Server]# yum install bc

./install_tdiv70_linux_x86_64.bin -is:tempdir /opt/temp

Initializing Wizard……..
Extracting Bundled JRE.

Bundled JRE is not binary compatible with host OS/Arch or it is corrupt.  Testing bundled JRE failed.

[root@st9 Server]# ./setuplinux.bin -console -is:log /tmp/installlog.txt

Log file created by MultiPlatform installer @Mon Sep 30 10:20:15 BST 2013
INSTALLER_PATH=/opt/installs/sametime/SametimeStandardServer/Server/./setuplinux.bin
Checking the environment variables specifed in the JVM files to find the JVM…
No JVM can  be found using the shell environment variable. Searching JVM will co
ntinue with Path Hints specified in the JVM Files…
jvm files not specified. Searching a JVM can not be performed.
Extracting bundled JRE…
checking disk space on the parition /tmp/istemp6007273102015 for /tmp/istemp6007273102015/ibm_linux_15.bin
83843 512 bytes disk blocks required.
29139696 512 bytes disk blocks  available on the partition /tmp/istemp6007273102015
Disk space check on the parition /tmp/istemp6007273102015 succeeded.
checking disk space on the parition /tmp/istemp6007273102015 for /tmp/istemp6007273102015/ibm_linux_15.bin
Bundled JRE is not binary compatible with host OS/Arch or it is corrupt.  Testing bundled JRE failed.

[root@st9 Server]# ./setuplinux.bin -is:extract
9 files extracted in the directory /opt/installs/sametime/SametimeStandardServer/Server/istemp6336273102254

I have tried setting a temp directory, extracting the jar file, nothing works. I now always use the 32 bit version of CentOS which works like a charm.

Install Perl

When installing the Video MCU (VMCU) and Video Manager (VMgr) you need to install additional packages as detailed in list of RPMs to install on the Sametime Video MCU. What I found after applying all the packages listed and others to cater for the fact that it is not RHEL is the following errors on start-up.

[10/24/13 6:44:38:124 BST] 00000047 SystemCommand W com.polycom.proximo.util.runtime.SystemCommand setStatus status changed for cmd[/usr/bin/sudo /opt/IBM/WebSphere/MediaServerPNVMGR/proximo/current/bin/admin-cfg-scripts/getNetworkInfo.pl] exitValue[1] status[ENDED_FAILURE]
[10/24/13 6:44:38:125 BST] 00000047 RedHatSystemC E com.polycom.proximo.shared.system.RedHatSystemCommandManager logFailedSc failed command: cmd[/usr/bin/sudo /opt/IBM/WebSphere/MediaServerPNVMGR/proximo/current/bin/admin-cfg-scripts/getNetworkInfo.pl] exitValue[1] status[ENDED_FAILURE]
[10/24/13 6:44:38:126 BST] 00000047 RedHatSystemC E com.polycom.proximo.shared.system.RedHatSystemCommandManager logFailedSc stderr: sudo: unable to execute /opt/IBM/WebSphere/MediaServerPNVMGR/proximo/current/bin/admin-cfg-scripts/getNetworkInfo.pl: No such file or directory

[10/24/13 6:44:38:126 BST] 00000047 RedHatSystemC E com.polycom.proximo.shared.system.RedHatSystemCommandManager logFailedSc stdout:
[10/24/13 6:44:38:132 BST] 00000047 DmaStartupSer E com.polycom.proximo.startup.DmaStartupServlet init Startup Serlvet experienced Problems: java.lang.NullPointerException
                                 java.lang.NullPointerException
    at com.polycom.proximo.supercluster.SuperclusterService.startService(SuperclusterService.java:616)
    at com.polycom.proximo.supercluster.SuperclusterServiceRuntimeExt.initialize(SuperclusterServiceRuntimeExt.java:52)
    at com.polycom.proximo.startup.DmaStartupServlet.init(DmaStartupServlet.java:146)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.servlet.ServletWrapper.init(ServletWrapper.java:338)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.servlet.ServletWrapperImpl.init(ServletWrapperImpl.java:168)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.servlet.ServletWrapper.loadOnStartupCheck(ServletWrapper.java:1363)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.webapp.WebApp.doLoadOnStartupActions(WebApp.java:606)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.webapp.WebApp.commonInitializationFinally(WebApp.java:576)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.webapp.WebAppImpl.initialize(WebAppImpl.java:425)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.webapp.WebGroupImpl.addWebApplication(WebGroupImpl.java:88)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.VirtualHostImpl.addWebApplication(VirtualHostImpl.java:169)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.WSWebContainer.addWebApp(WSWebContainer.java:749)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.WSWebContainer.addWebApplication(WSWebContainer.java:634)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.component.WebContainerImpl.install(WebContainerImpl.java:426)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.component.WebContainerImpl.start(WebContainerImpl.java:718)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ApplicationMgrImpl.start(ApplicationMgrImpl.java:1175)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.DeployedApplicationImpl.fireDeployedObjectStart(DeployedApplicationImpl.java:1370)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.DeployedModuleImpl.start(DeployedModuleImpl.java:639)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.DeployedApplicationImpl.start(DeployedApplicationImpl.java:968)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ApplicationMgrImpl.startApplication(ApplicationMgrImpl.java:774)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ApplicationMgrImpl.start(ApplicationMgrImpl.java:2182)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.CompositionUnitMgrImpl.start(CompositionUnitMgrImpl.java:445)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.CompositionUnitImpl.start(CompositionUnitImpl.java:123)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.CompositionUnitMgrImpl.start(CompositionUnitMgrImpl.java:388)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.CompositionUnitMgrImpl.access$500(CompositionUnitMgrImpl.java:116)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.CompositionUnitMgrImpl$CUInitializer.run(CompositionUnitMgrImpl.java:994)
    at com.ibm.wsspi.runtime.component.WsComponentImpl$_AsynchInitializer.run(WsComponentImpl.java:502)
    at com.ibm.ws.util.ThreadPool$Worker.run(ThreadPool.java:1862)

I tried calling the .pl files explicitly like the application was doing.

root@vmgr admin-cfg-scripts]# /usr/bin/sudo vi /opt/IBM/WebSphere/MediaServerPNMGR/proximo/current/bin/admin-cfg-scripts/getNetworkInfo.pl
root@vmgr admin-cfg-scripts]# /usr/bin/sudo /opt/IBM/WebSphere/MediaServerPNVMG/proximo/current/bin/admin-cfg-scripts/getNetworkInfo.pl
udo: unable to execute /opt/IBM/WebSphere/MediaServerPNVMGR/proximo/current/binadmin-cfg-scripts/getNetworkInfo.pl: No such file or directory
root@vmgr admin-cfg-scripts]# /opt/IBM/WebSphere/MediaServerPNVMGR/proximo/currnt/bin/admin-cfg-scripts/getNetworkInfo.pl
bash: /opt/IBM/WebSphere/MediaServerPNVMGR/proximo/current/bin/admin-cfg-script/getNetworkInfo.pl: /usr/bin/perl: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

The errors show that the .pl (Perl files) could not be called. Once I installed both versions of Perl I could start the server and call the various .pl files.

root@vmgr admin-cfg-scripts]# yum install perl
[root@vmgr admin-cfg-scripts]# yum install perl*.i686
I can now run /opt/IBM/WebSphere/MediaServerPNVMGR/proximo/current/bin/admin-cfg-script/getNetworkInfo.pl

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