IBM Installation Manager RHEL 4 64bit

I'm currently installing Jazz CALM solution on CentOS 4 64bit (equivalent to RHEL 4 64bit). I got stuck when installing both Rational Quality Manager (RQM) and Rational Requirements Composer (RRC). Both need to be installed via IBM Installation Manager. RRC installation package includes IBM Installation Manager, whereas RQM doesn't.

To install IBM Installation manager on 64bit RHEL 4 you first need to install these:

yum install gtk2.i386 libgcc.i386

I first installed libgcc.i386 only to get rid of the error message must be installed for pthread_cancel to work

After this, there was no error message, but the installer returned exit code 13 (which I haven't found documented anywhere). Installing 32bit gtk library solved the problem.

The IBM Installation Manager itself can be downloaded from…alsdp/v7/im/

I hope this helps somebody save some time of desperate googling for solution…

4 Responses to “IBM Installation Manager RHEL 4 64bit”

  1. Graham Pooler says:

    The Installation Manager install programme simply exited after a few seconds with no output. I noticed that gtk2.i386 was not installed, installed it and ./install now works. Many thanks for the tip.

  2. Nico de Wet says:

    On Fedora 16, running # ./install when using IBM Installation Manager also yielded no reponse.

    Then noticed that I'm actually getting an exit code 13 as well:

    # ./install
    # echo $?

    And so, what you'll need to to do to remedy the problem is to install the specified packages but note its i686 and not i386:

    # yum install gtk2.i686
    # yum install libgcc.i686

  3. JohnR says:

    The problem doesn't seem to be the architecture being i386 or i686 but rather 32 or 64 bits. I've had the same issue with a OpenSuSE installation which was 64 bit. I couldn't run the installation manager untill I installed the 32 bit libraries.

  4. PiotrT says:

    This solution works with Fedora 17 x64 as well. In my case, I've just needed to install gtk2.i686 package.

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