[izpack-users] Some Linux platform problems
Carl.Wilson at uk.thalesgroup.com
Mon Dec 18 19:03:21 CET 2006
I've just used IzPack to put together our standardised cross-platform (Linux
and Windows) Eclipse installation with a bundle of plugins.
Eventually got it all working from the documentation and resorting to batch
files + some extra external parsing for Windows and bash shell scripts for
Linux to do the main installation work. Win installer working fine using
(Java 1.5.0_09), however I'm having some problems on Linux installations
(same JDK) which are generally Linux version dependent.
It works, or there's a workaround, but hoped someone out there might be able
to provide some explanation of the Linux features...
* Needed to put //opt/eclipse instead of /opt/eclipse into the linux
destination file used by TargetPanel.dir.linux
This may just be a display error (see later)
* Target Screen displays opt/eclipse if I define /opt/eclipse in linux
destination file. I found I needed to have // at the beginning to get it to
* Locks up creating /opt/eclipse. No problems with /myopt/eclipse. No
problems with /opt/eclipse if /opt doesn't exist (i.e. no other entries)
* Doesn't show grey background on language screen (ok on RHEL 3.3)
* Target screen only displays 'lipse' instead of /opt/eclipse (but works if
you hit next) (i.e. the stored path is correct)
* Works ok with /opt/eclipse - even if there are other entries in the
Otherwise it's quite a good installation tool. Some improvements in
documentation, more extensive examples and a searchable user forum might
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