[izpack-users] Problem Extracting on Solaris

Marc Eppelmann marc.eppelmann at gmx.de
Thu Nov 1 22:20:34 CET 2007

Hi Dave,

Please, can you more precise?
On which Solaris Platform did you run (SPARC/i586)?, which Java Version 
(java -version) did you use, did you run as root?, Can you run IzPack via 
konsole in Debug Mode (java -DDEBUG=true -jar IzPack.jar )? If there is a 
strange output, please can you post it? Can you maybe give more relevant 
informations? Have a look in our Wiki. This Problem maybe exists more than 
once, and someone has already a solution...

Thanks for your help to make IzPack just better :)


Am Donnerstag, 1. November 2007 schrieb Dave.Derry at equifax.com:
> I'm new to IzPack, but it looks like a promising tool for simplifing my
> deployment of stand-alone utility apps.
> In my first attempt I have been able to incorporate IzPack into my Maven
> build process. The resulting self-extracting jar works well on my Windows
> system. However when I move it to out Solaris box (running Solaris 2.10) I
> run into problems.
> When i first executed 'java -jar install.jar' I got a message "Exception in
> thread "main" java.lang.InternalError: Can't connect to X11 window server
> using '' as the value of the DISPLAY variable." So I looked through the
> docs, and exported DISPLAY=":0.0". But then when I attempt to run the
> installer it just hangs; absolutely nothing happens.
> What am I missing?
> Dave
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