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SAP Web Application Server on Linux now available on SDN!


I am pleased to announce that SDN now offers the "Technology Preview SAP NetWeaver 04 - SAP Web Application Server on Linux", available in two flavors:

- SAP Web AS on Linux and MaxDB 7.5

- SAP Web AS on Linux and IBM DB2 Universal Database for Linux 8.2

The Technical Preview "Test Drives" include both ABAP and Java Stacks.

Find out more here (note you must be logged on to SDN!):

Let us know what you think by posting/discussing in this forum.

We hope you enjoy it!


Kathy Meyers, SDN

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    Posted on Jun 24, 2005 at 09:08 AM

    Hi Kathy,

    I have problems downloading .... Following is the error message


    The requested operation is forbidden for this resource. You do not have the permissions required to access this resource.

    Any ideas ??? Yes I am registered...

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      > Is this new Linux download (maxdb or db2) any

      > different - with any additional functionality -

      > from the DVD's that have been available for some time

      > on sap knowledge-shop ( ?

      Those download links provide the same TestDrive as the DVDs available in the SAP Shop or the DVDs we distributed on TechEds or CeBIT 2004 - it is just another channel for distribution.

      > but then how do I use this NW4_TestDrive.iso ?

      You don't have to burn a DVD when downloaded those files. Just concatenate them as you did via:

      cat NW4_TestDrive.iso_Part_a* > NW4_TestDrive.iso

      Then mount the resulting file loopback

      mount -o ro,loop NW4_TestDrive.iso /mnt/tmp

      and start the installation

      cd /mnt/tmp

      For known problems or tips&tricks please also refer to

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    Posted on Jun 25, 2005 at 01:44 PM

    Hi Kathy,

    I've successfully installed the SAP Web AS on Linux for DB2. People who got problems with the Windows version, this is the way to go. Easy installation, ABAP and Java stack running on my 2GB PC. Very cool.

    I have a few problem though. Got this error message when connecting with user SAP* :

    25.06.2005 ABAP Runtime Errors 1



    Occurred on 25.06.2005 at 15:27:43


    Invalid call of database interface.


    What happened?


    The current ABAP/4 program terminated due to

    an internal error in the database interface.


    Error analysis


    In a statement an invalid request was made to the database interface

    when accessing table "DOKTL ".


    Last error logged in SAP kernel


    Component............ "NI (network interface)"

    Place................ "SAP-Server rudy_SI4_00 on host rudy (wp 0)"

    Version.............. 37

    Error code........... "-16"

    Error text........... "verify own hostname (rudy) failed"

    Description.......... "NiIMyAdrVerify"

    System call.......... " "

    Module............... "nixxi.cpp"

    Line................. 3112

    The error reported by the operating system is:

    Error number..... " "

    Error text....... " "


    Trigger Location of Runtime Error:



    Program Name | SAPLSDOC |

    Include | LSDOCU09 |

    Row | 249 |

    Module type | (FUNCTION) |

    Module Name | DOCU_GET |



    Source code extract


    It looks like it is connected with the way I declared my hostname (rudy).

    Btw, I want to work with BW. What should I do to turn my freshly installed NW04 Linux server into a BW server ? I seems one cannot work on client 000. How to copy the client, should I declare a new user to do that ?


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    Posted on Jun 25, 2005 at 11:11 PM


    I managed to copy client 000 into client 200.

    I then changed the login/system_client parameter to 200 and restarted the system but when I tried to launch BW (rsa1) it said :

    SI4 client 200 had no logical name.

    I've tried to create a a logical name with the bd54 transaction but SAP* is not allowed to do it 😔

    Please help, I'm new to SAP. What are the mandatory post installation steps to get a working BW system ?


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