Probs install SLES8/ITS 6.20

Alexander Hass linux at
Fri Feb 20 13:04:53 MET 2004

Hello Mr. Flamme.

Werner Flamme wrote:
> when starting the ITS (6.20 PL8) installation on a SuSE SLES8 (SP2a
> applied) on a Dell  PowerEdge 6600, I get - right at the start of the
> installation - the message:
> ---snip---
> copying file /ITSinst/ITS/UNIX/LINUX_32/SAPINSTGUI.DTD... OK
> SAPinst installed in directory /sapits.
> starting SAPinst...
> ERROR      2004-02-18 17:03:40 [iaxxcsihlp.hpp:438]
>            main()
> unknown message name (controller.errorDuringInstallation) with parameter(s):
>   Problem: caught an unexpected exception.
> /sapits#
> ---snip---
> What may be the reason? The operating system was installed only yesterday,
> so there may be no bad things flowing around on the filesystem ;-)
> I am logged in as root with a C-Shell. The JAVA_ environment variables are
> set. Nothing running on ports 21212 and 21213.

I found OSS note #658298 refering to the described error message. It seems, the 
SAPINST with version 622 can't run the intallation in a directory directly below 
  '/'... Since you are running it from '/sapits', you could give '/tmp/sapits' a 
try? Strange things...

	Alexander Hass.



Alexander Hass
SAP AG Walldorf/Baden, Germany

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