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SAPInst does not match RHEL 5

SAP Solution manager 4.0 SR3:

OS: Linux RHEL 5 (64bits)




during SAPinst the Prerequisites Checker does not match Linux RHEL 5:

The Prerequisites Checker found out:

/etc/redhat-release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.1 (Tikanga),

whereas only Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (REHL4) is listed in the Checker als supported Red Hat Linux distribution

step 2:

so I modified:

/etc/redhat-release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant)

After this modification the Checker found the LINUX Distribution (RHEL4) ok, but missed now saplocales package that is required for RHEL4.

step 3:

I modified again, with the same result of unknown LINUX distribution RHEL5

/etc/redhat-release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.1 (Tikanga)

What can I do to run the Prerequisites Checker now with the right LINUX distribution Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.1?



Edited by: Wilhelm Kessler on Mar 11, 2008 3:02 PM

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    Mar 11, 2008 at 02:57 PM

    SAP Note 1048303 mentions that you can ignore this message when the Prerequisite Check runs.

    Have you looked through this note? It has several steps to get around small installation issues.

    Hope that helps.

    J. Haynes

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    • Former Member

      Thank you for the tip!

      I had read this note, but had overlooked the sentence.

      But now I have downloaded and used the recent version of the Prerequisite Checker as described in SAP-note 855498: PREREQUISITE_CHECK_DATA_700.SAR

      (For that, it was necessary to me to download

      - the new SAP Download_Manager then

      - the new SAP Archive Tool SAPCAR)

      Extracted the archive PREREQUISITE_CHECK_DATA_700.SAR, there was now an new file PREREQUISITE_CHECK_DATA.XML whitch is to be used in the Prerequisite Checker instead of the original one.

      --> New start of the SAPinst: no more problems. SAP Prerequisite Checker matches RHEL5 !