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

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


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
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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…


palladium

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;


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?


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
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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

Malcolm,

it did the trick!

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

Thanks a lot!

joe

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…


palladium

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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<sniker> :wink:

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