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    Default Making OpenSuse 11.2 to a 'simulated' SEL

    Hi there,

    I am trying to install a DB application on my desktop which runs on OpenSuse 11.2 64bit.

    Unfortunately the application supports only SUSE Enterprise Linux V10 or V11 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Is there a way to add certain packages to 'simulate' an SEL Server? I found some packages name SEL something which I installed, however no changes here, I still can't install the DB.

    Any ideas are highly appreciated.

    Cheers
    joe

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    Default Re: Making OpenSuse 11.2 to a 'simulated' SEL

    Quote Originally Posted by little joe
    Hi there,

    I am trying to install a DB application on my desktop which runs on
    OpenSuse 11.2 64bit.

    Unfortunately the application supports only SUSE Enterprise Linux V10
    or V11 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Is there a way to add certain
    packages to 'simulate' an SEL Server? I found some packages name SEL
    something which I installed, however no changes here, I still can't
    install the DB.

    Any ideas are highly appreciated.

    Cheers
    joe
    Hi
    Why not just create a virtual machine, download SLES11 and install?

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    Default Re: Making OpenSuse 11.2 to a 'simulated' SEL

    malcolmlewis wrote:
    > Why not just create a virtual machine, download SLES11 and install?


    right, SELx is also free to download and use....even have free install
    support for 60 days (? maybe more i forget)....after that it still
    works on thing is patches and updates don't flow freely....but, it
    works....

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    Default Re: Making OpenSuse 11.2 to a 'simulated' SEL

    Hi Malcolm,

    good point. I was thinking of that. However I am running already another virtual image (Windows) hosting an application which is accessing this DB. My system is not big enough to hosting 2 images at the same time. So this is not an option.

    What I could do is to go back one version of the DB System since it was installable on OpenSuse 11.1 64 bit. It seems that only the latest version has this limit.

    Thanks
    joe

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    Default Re: Making OpenSuse 11.2 to a 'simulated' SEL

    Quote Originally Posted by little joe
    Hi Malcolm,

    good point. I was thinking of that. However I am running already
    another virtual image (Windows) hosting an application which is
    accessing this DB. My system is not big enough to hosting 2 images at
    the same time. So this is not an option.

    What I could do is to go back one version of the DB System since it was
    installable on OpenSuse 11.1 64 bit. It seems that only the latest
    version has this limit.

    Thanks
    joe
    Hi
    What is the application? It all depends where it is check the version,
    if it's just checking the /etc/SuSE-* you could try tricking it;
    Code:
    malcolml@bert-sles:~$ cat /etc/SuSE-release
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (i586)
    VERSION = 11
    PATCHLEVEL = 0
    malcolml@bert-sles:~$ cat /etc/SuSE-brand
    SLES
    VERSION = 11
    CO-BRANDS = SLE openSUSE
    If it's looking for the kernel version, then that would be a harder one?

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    Default Re: Making OpenSuse 11.2 to a 'simulated' SEL

    Thanks again Malcolm.

    I am talking about IBM Infosphere 9.7.1. It includes DB2 and other applications.
    As I said the version 9.5.2 of Infosphere did not cause any trouble.
    I had to install certain libs and packages at that point of time (which I did already at the system where I want to install 9.7.1) to get it run.

    However your workaround looks nice . I'll try it and will let you know in a couple of minutes.

    Cheers
    joe

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    Default Re: Making OpenSuse 11.2 to a 'simulated' SEL

    Malcolm,

    it did the trick!

    It went over the section where the installer complained about the wrong Linux version.

    Thanks a lot!

    joe

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    palladium NNTP User

    Default Re: Making OpenSuse 11.2 to a 'simulated' SEL

    little joe wrote:
    > it did the trick!


    wow, that is a very rudimentary way for IBM to 'ensure' they are
    running on _the_ system they built their product to..

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    Default Re: Making OpenSuse 11.2 to a 'simulated' SEL

    Quote Originally Posted by little joe
    Malcolm,

    it did the trick!

    It went over the section where the installer complained about the wrong
    Linux version.

    Thanks a lot!

    joe
    Hi
    Your welcome, now if it's an installed script, run fgrep on it to find
    out where it's running the check and then change that to read the
    openSUSE release information. Make sure you change your system back and
    re-run, this will ensure nothing gets upset....

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    Default Re: Making OpenSuse 11.2 to a 'simulated' SEL

    Quote Originally Posted by palladium
    little joe wrote:
    > it did the trick!


    wow, that is a very rudimentary way for IBM to 'ensure' they are
    running on _the_ system they built their product to..
    <sniker>
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