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    Default Need to install from CD

    Hi friends, could you please give me any suggestions:
    1. I have a CD with software I need to install (very important to me).
    2. CD consists of many files (archives & binaries).
    3. According to instructions I have just to execute setup.bin, but...

    1) How can I manage dependencies?
    2) How can I see my installation with Yast repositories?
    3) unfortunately there's no alternative RPM package for this software.

    This binary file starts with dialog, continues with copying files from archives, and prepares installation. I've tried with executing it, but at the mid-point of the instalation the programm is getting sleeping. The only way is to kill the process.

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    Default Re: Need to install from CD

    1) Everything should be on that CD, or the accompaning documentation (maybe also on the CD) should tell you what should be installed earlier.
    2) Not. This has nothing to do with RPMs, repositories or YaST Sofware Management. It is the same as you would place one or more files somewhere on your system. YaST is not aware of that.
    3) I assume you do not expect an answer because this is no question

    It is rather difficult to decide from here (or anywhere where members are hangiing around) why your installation process is hanging. The more as you do not tell anything about what the product is.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Need to install from CD

    Dear hcvv,
    Thank you for your thoughts. That's really helpful as I'm a new-comer.

    I'm going to install SPSS 16 (specific software for data analysis).

    From another terminal I've checked for ps - aux and founded that during all ~30 minutes of sleeping the processor is ~99% busy with tar archive. At the same time I know that the software is based on java and probably some scripts bring the system for this long-term sleeping.

    It would be great if you suggest any solution for debugging of this process (or may be any advice to make .log files or to check any of them).

    Thank you in advance!

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    That is strange when it is all the time running tar. I assume it is unpacking a tar file (logical in such an installation process), but this looks like an eternal loop. Which wouldpoint to a broken tar archive. Can you identify the file is and then copy it to somewhere in e.g. you home directory and make a table of contents with
    Code:
    tar tvf <the-tar-archive>
    (where <the-tar-archive> is of course to be replaced with the name you gave it).

    I do not know where you got the CD, but it could be that yours it is not burned correctly. Remember that they were original invented for music, where a bit lost is not critical, but with software it is. Burning as slow as possible on a good brand is general advised here. Is it an ISO-9660 file system? Maybe you can checksum it (when the checksum is somewhere to be found).
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Need to install from CD

    Thank you. I'll check my disk.

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    Default Re: Need to install from CD

    I've mounted the .iso file itself and started installation. The same result: SPSS is sleaping. I've saved the part of ps -aux corresponded to terminal where I've installed SPSS. Could you please look on it? Thank you!
    USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND
    root 5487 0.0 0.0 4512 1268 pts/0 S+ 00:57 0:00 /usr/bin/sh /opt/SPSSInc/SPSS16/bin/tar.sh /opt/SPSSInc/SPSS16
    root 5488 99.5 0.0 3840 840 pts/0 R+ 00:57 15:47 tar -xizkf /opt/SPSSInc/SPSS16/spss160linux32.tar.Z -C /opt/SPSSInc/SPSS16
    root 5489 0.0 0.0 2136 496 pts/0 S+ 00:57 0:00 gzip -d
    sergey 6969 0.0 0.0 5324 2368 pts/0 Ss 00:39 0:00 /bin/bash
    root 6981 0.0 0.0 4588 1640 pts/0 S 00:39 0:00 su
    root 6985 0.0 0.0 5324 2528 pts/0 S 00:39 0:00 bash
    root 7155 0.0 0.0 4908 1776 pts/0 S+ 00:53 0:00 /bin/sh ./setup.bin
    root 7660 5.5 12.7 656676 383336 pts/0 Sl+ 00:53 1:05 /tmp/istemp7155300005346/_bundledJRE_/bin/java -cp .:::::/tmp/istemp7155300005346/setup.jar::::: -Dtemp.dir=/tmp -Dis.jvm.home=/tmp/istemp7155300005346/_bundledJRE_ -Dis.jvm.temp=1 -Dis.media.home=/tmp/istemp7155300005346/setup.jar -Dis.launcher.file=/mnt/./setup.bin -Dis.jvm.file=/tmp/istemp7155300005346/_bundledJRE_/jvm -Dis.external.home=/mnt/. -Xmx60m -Xms20m run
    root 7679 2.0 0.0 5028 1836 pts/0 S+ 00:54 0:24 /bin/sh /tmp/ismp001/9116910.tmp

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    Default Re: Need to install from CD

    1) Please put CODE tags around computer text, not QUOTE (use the Advanced post editor and use tthe # button.

    2) what about my suggestion in finding the tar file tar hangs on?
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Need to install from CD

    Sorry,
    Code:
    USER       PID %CPU %MEM    VSZ   RSS TTY      STAT START   TIME COMMAND
    root      5487  0.0  0.0   4512  1268 pts/0    S+   00:57   0:00 /usr/bin/sh /opt/SPSSInc/SPSS16/bin/tar.sh /opt/SPSSInc/SPSS16
    root      5488 99.5  0.0   3840   840 pts/0    R+   00:57  15:47 tar -xizkf /opt/SPSSInc/SPSS16/spss160linux32.tar.Z -C /opt/SPSSInc/SPSS16
    root      5489  0.0  0.0   2136   496 pts/0    S+   00:57   0:00 gzip -d
    sergey    6969  0.0  0.0   5324  2368 pts/0    Ss   00:39   0:00 /bin/bash
    root      6981  0.0  0.0   4588  1640 pts/0    S    00:39   0:00 su
    root      6985  0.0  0.0   5324  2528 pts/0    S    00:39   0:00 bash
    root      7155  0.0  0.0   4908  1776 pts/0    S+   00:53   0:00 /bin/sh ./setup.bin
    root      7660  5.5 12.7 656676 383336 pts/0   Sl+  00:53   1:05 /tmp/istemp7155300005346/_bundledJRE_/bin/java -cp .:::::/tmp/istemp7155300005346/setup.jar::::: -Dtemp.dir=/tmp -Dis.jvm.home=/tmp/istemp7155300005346/_bundledJRE_ -Dis.jvm.temp=1 -Dis.media.home=/tmp/istemp7155300005346/setup.jar -Dis.launcher.file=/mnt/./setup.bin -Dis.jvm.file=/tmp/istemp7155300005346/_bundledJRE_/jvm -Dis.external.home=/mnt/. -Xmx60m -Xms20m run
    root      7679  2.0  0.0   5028  1836 pts/0    S+   00:54   0:24 /bin/sh /tmp/ismp001/9116910.tmp
    Probably, that's better? As for tar archive I didn't find it in CD. Probably setup.bin builds it itself. Now it's located in /opt/SPSSInc/SPSS16 folder. I can open it with Dolphin, but your script provides following result:
    Code:
    linux-393i:/opt/SPSSInc/SPSS16 # tar tvf ./spss160linux32.tar.Z
    tar (child): compress: Функция exec завершилась с ошибкой: Нет такого файла или каталога
    tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

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    Default Re: Need to install from CD

    Thanks for reposting. As you see it is now readable . In the meantime I got some sleep which also a usefull thing.

    We see the tar -xizkf process and the filename you use later to see what exactly happens. We see also the gzip -d process that tar spawnes to uncompress the file.

    The result of tar tvf shows that that uncompressing goes wrong. The error here reports that the child (gzip -d) gives an error in Cyrillic that I only partly can understand and then aborts with return code 2. Reading man gzip one sees that return code 2 means: warning. In this case tar stops also, but in the first case it seems to go into an endless loop. It could be because we only try to get a table of contents and not to unpack, but the loop is not the root cause (still it shouldn't happen of course).

    I think you are better in trying to explain what the Cyrillic (Russian or Bulgaric?) message says. But to me it seems that gzip finds an error in the file and can not decompress.

    The next step could be to do the decompressing stand alone (like we tried the tar standalone):
    Code:
    gzip -d ./spss160linux32.tar.Z
    and see what happens.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Need to install from CD

    Thanks for your support. The error is in Russian. It means "the function exec returned an error: No such file or folder". I'll try to decompress with gzip.

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