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Apr 07, 2014 at 04:31 PM

Installation Issue: BusinessObjects BI 4.0 SP6 on AIX 7.1


As stated in the title, I am experiencing an issue while trying to install BusinessObjects BI 4.0 SP6 on AIX 7.1.

Files were extracted from RAR archives on Windows box using .exe file that came with AIX installer. Files were FTP'd to the AIX server and permissions were changed to 777 for the entire directory, owner was changed to "webi" from root.

When trying to run ./, the installer does not actually start:

webi@<host>:/apps/BusinessObjectsA/51046020/DATA_UNITS/BusinessObjectsServer_aix > ./

/apps/BusinessObjectsA/51046020/DATA_UNITS/BusinessObjectsServer_aix/setupexe -launchedFromSH

Finished, return code is 0

I did not find the output very informative and was not sure how to proceed. I've looked at similar threads and the problem usually turns out to be a permission issue, but usually that is clear from the output. I've used the chmod -R 777 /apps/BusinessObjectsA/51046020 command to set permissions and also tried running with root so thinking that is not the case here.

Any ideas on what it could be or where to look next?

Please let me know if additional information would be helpful... Any help would be extremely appreciated! Thank you!