Dienstag, 4. Dezember 2012

Installing Sametime 8.5.2 (+IFR1) on SLES 11 SP2

Installing Sametime 8.5.2 (+IFR1) on SLES 11 SP2

When you try to install sametime 8.5.2 IFR1 ond SuSe Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 you'll quite probably encounter a problem with a missing RPM:


The release notes that ship with SLES 11 SP2 say that it was replaced by libstdc++46-32bit.

Since the current libstdc++46 conflicts with libstc++43, you really shouldn't try to downgrade the libraries or install them ignoring those dependencies - it will result in a broken YAST or even a completely unusable system, which i had to learn the hard way ;-)

The easy solution to the problem is to fire up vi, and edit setuplinux.bin - which is just a shell-script.

Find the following line:

ST_SLES11_REQ_RPM_LIST_x86_64="libstdc++33-32bit xorg-x11-libXmu-32bit-7 xorg-x11-libXp-32bit-7 libstdc++43-32bit"

..and replace the version number for libstdc++:

ST_SLES11_REQ_RPM_LIST_x86_64="libstdc++33-32bit xorg-x11-libXmu-32bit-7 xorg-x11-libXp-32bit-7 libstdc++46-32bit"

As far as i can tell, this doesn't seem to have any negative impact on the sametime installation, but as always: use at your own risk!