Monday, 31 October 2016

IBM Java 1.8 on Linux - Nice and Silent

I'm tinkering with IBM UrbanCode Deploy (UCD) 6.2.2 on a Linux box, and needed to get IBM Java installed before starting out.

Following this: -

this is what I did: -

vi ~/installer.properties 

INSTALLER_UI=silent 
USER_INSTALL_DIR=/opt/IBM/Java
LICENSE_ACCEPTED=TRUE


export _JAVA_OPTIONS="-Dlax.debug.level=3 -Dlax.debug.all=true"
export LAX_DEBUG=1
./ibm-java-sdk-8.0-3.12-x86_64-archive.bin -i silent -f installer.properties 1>console.txt 2>&1


which resulted in IBM Java being installed in /opt/IBM/Java 

I'm doing this as a non-root user, ucdadmin, so needed to ensure that that user had read/write access to /opt/IBM.

For the record, this is what I have in console.txt post-installation: -

...
Checking for POSIX df.
Found POSIX df.
Checking tail options...
Using tail -n 1.
True location of the self extractor: /home/ucdadmin/ibm-java-sdk-8.0-3.12-x86_64-archive.bin
Creating installer data directory: /tmp/install.dir.20561
Creating installer data directory: /tmp/install.dir.20561/InstallerData
Command.run(): /bin/sh:stdout [...Uninstaller Native Support is complete.]
Command.complete(): process completed with exit code: 0
Command.complete(): process '/bin/sh' complete


Finally, just to prove that Java is indeed installed: -

/opt/IBM/Java/bin/java -version

java version "1.8.0"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build pxa6480sr3fp12-20160919_01(SR3 FP12))
IBM J9 VM (build 2.8, JRE 1.8.0 Linux amd64-64 Compressed References 20160915_318796 (JIT enabled, AOT enabled)
J9VM - R28_Java8_SR3_20160915_0912_B318796
JIT  - tr.r14.java.green_20160818_122998
GC   - R28_Java8_SR3_20160915_0912_B318796_CMPRSS
J9CL - 20160915_318796)
JCL - 20160914_01 based on Oracle jdk8u101-b13

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