I am trying to run the installer for a particular piece of software (I probably shouldn't name the application in case the software vendor gets upset over what I am about to say) on a fresh installation of CentOS 6.3 64-bit. The software vendor only supports 64-bit operating systems, and the application itself requires JDK 1.6. However, the problem is that the installer they provide won't work with JDK 1.6 - it will only work with JDK 1.4.2. The approach recommended by the vendor is to install the application on a 32-bit instance of CentOS, and then copy it over to the 64-bit server. Genius. That aside, I have managed to install JDK 1.4.2 (32-bit) on the 64-bit server.
However, now when I run the installer I get the following error message:
The installer is unable to run in graphical mode. Try running the installer with the -console or -silent flag.
Unfortunately there is no console mode. Awesome.
The vendor requires a number of X11 libraries to be installed. I have managed to find RPMs for most of them, but one of them is giving me grief:
I couldn't find a 64-bit version, but according to the vendor, the 32-bit version is OK and that is all I could find:
But when I try to install it, I get the following error:
Can't install /home/phobbs/Downloads/X11-libraries/xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-1.EL.13.25.1.i386.rpm as no transaction
I have no idea what that means. After several hours of Googling, I am still no wiser as to how to install that particular library. Even if I can get installed I don't know if that will allow the installer to run so I may have no choice but to run the installer on 32-bit CentOS as they suggested.
Any suggestions welcome.