<message>Installation of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence has failed.
Return code : 1</message>
File "/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/cognos/webcontent/documentation/en/ug_cra_t_secure_error.html" successfully extracted.
File "/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/cognos/webcontent/documentation/de/ug_cra_t_customize_error_handling_smtp_mail_server.html" successfully extracted.
File "/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/cognos/webcontent/documentation/de/ug_cra_t_secure_error.html" successfully extracted.
Error: Call to mkdir() failed for directory "/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/cognos/webcontent/documentation/en/tours/images/": No space left on device.
Error: Failed to create directory "/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/cognos/webcontent/documentation/en/tours/images/".
Error: Call to mkdir() failed for directory "/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/cognos/war/gateway/lib/": No space left on device.
Error: Failed to create directory "/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/cognos/war/gateway/lib/".
So, thinking that I'd cracked it, it failed again with the precise same error: -
although I did not see the "No space left on device" error this time around.
I did, however, see this: -
Failed to extract file "." from tar file "/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/CognosImage/zipfiles/linuxi38664h/dojo15-linuxi38664h-gate-126.96.36.199.0-inst.tar.gz".
In desperation, I took a snapshot of my VM, remove the /opt/IBM directory structure ( thus breaking my WebSphere Message Broker / WebSphere MQ environment !! ) and installed Monitor again, this time as root rather than wasadmin, using the Launchpad.
You know what ? It installed perfectly, without exception :-)
The moral of the story ? Hmmmm, not yet sure, will think about it, and post back here.