I’m finally in the final phase of testing the next SBW installer. Here the list of operating systems tested so far: Win 2000, Win XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Fedora 11, Centos 4.6, Centos 5, Debian 5.0, Ubuntu 5, Ubuntu 9.04, openSUSE 11.1, Slackware 12.2 and of course OS X 10.5. All seems to be well and ready to go.
Of course things go sometimes horribly wrong, especially with … shall we say … not quite up-to-date linux installations. So here a couple of things to keep in mind:
- get a new-ish MONO, it will help a lot the current version of MONO 2.4.2 is just amazing and it seems to be feature complete. Thus there is no real reason not to use it. Alas, for some distros it is really hard to get to a working MONO installation. If your system belongs to this category, have a look here, and download the 1.9.2 binary installer.
- Some linux distros forsake a good and working Java installation with a gnu compiler, unfortunately our java modules do not play nice with it, in fact the post installation step is likely to fail if you have it as first java in your path. You’d be better of getting a nice JDK, like the one from SUN, or even the OpenJDK from your linux distro.
- If you still have trouble with the post installation step, you don’t have to uninstall SBW, just run the post installation step manually as in:
<sbw-2.7.10 dir>/register.sh <full path to sbw 2.7.10 dir> or
that usually works and if a step takes too long a friendly ps-ef followed by a kill –9, or even simply a
killall –9 java, killall –9 mono, killall –9
Broker works wonders.
Cheers and on to more testing.