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The installation on Oracle Enterprise Linux <OEL> 6.x will fail if the command line option --tempdir is assigned to /usr/local/tmp. (Doc ID 1948010.1)

Last updated on JUNE 16, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Solaris Studio - Version 12.3 to 12.6 [Release 12]
Oracle Enterprise Linux 4.0
The installation on OEL6.x will fail if the command line option --tempdir is assigned to /usr/local/tmp. The installer will exit with error code 127.

Example output for verbose mode:
Running the installer wizard...
[2014-11-24 13:46:10]> Running command : /export/test/jdk1.7.0_71/bin/java -Xmx256m -Xms256m -Djava.io.tmpdir=/usr/local/tmp -classpath /usr/local/tmp/.nbi-1114606.tmp/bundle.jar org.netbeans.installer.Installer --non-interactive
[2014-11-24 13:46:10]> Running command : /export/test/jdk1.7.0_71/bin/java -Xmx256m -Xms256m -Djava.io.tmpdir=/usr/local/tmp -classpath /usr/local/tmp/.nbi-1114606.tmp/bundle.jar org.netbeans.installer.Installer --non-interactive
[2014-11-24 13:46:27]> ... java process finished with code 127
[2014-11-24 13:46:27]> Removing directory /usr/local/tmp/.nbi-1114606.tmp
[2014-11-24 13:46:28]> exitCode = 127

Example output without verbose mode:
Configuring the installer...
Searching for JVM on the system...
Extracting installation data (can take a while, please wait)...
Running the installer wizard...

No error code is displayed on the screen but you can display the installer exit code by using one of the Unix shell variables. Example:
#echo $?
127

Examples of errors seen in the nbi log file:

[2014-11-20 15:16:49.220]: ... initializing DownloadManager
[2014-11-20 15:16:49.225]: file not exist, queue is empty!
[2014-11-20 15:16:49.231]: ... end of initializing DownloadManager
[2014-11-20 15:16:49.231]: exiting -- org.netbeans.installer.Installer.():126


[2014-11-20 15:17:02.467]: org.netbeans.installer.utils.exceptions.InstallationException: Inner Exception
[2014-11-20 15:17:02.467]: at org.netbeans.installer.product.components.NativeClusterConfigurationLogic.install(NativeClusterConfigurationLogic.java:299)
[2014-11-20 15:17:02.467]: at org.netbeans.installer.product.components.Product.install(Product.java:374)
[2014-11-20 15:17:02.467]: at org.netbeans.installer.wizard.components.actions.sunstudio.InstallAction.execute(InstallAction.java:168)
[2014-11-20 15:17:02.467]: at org.netbeans.installer.wizard.components.WizardAction$1.run(WizardAction.java:120)
[2014-11-20 15:17:02.467]: Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
[2014-11-20 15:17:02.467]: at org.netbeans.installer.product.components.NativeClusterConfigurationLogic.install(

For more details consult the installation log file:
/root/.nbi/log/yyyymmddhhmmss.log

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