Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 9 Release Notes


This section describes known installation/uninstallation issues and associated solutions.

Installation shutdown hanging on some Linux systems after clicking the Finish button. (5009728)

This problem has been observed on several Linux systems. It is most common on Java Desktop System 2 but has also been observed on RedHat distributions.

After clicking the Finish button on the last installer screen, the installer fails to launch a browser window containing the product About page or product registration page, and hangs indefinitely, not returning the command prompt.


Exit the installer by pressing Ctrl+C in the terminal window in which the installer was started. After doing this, browser window containing product About page or registration page will sometimes be launched, but if it does not show up, start the browser and enter following URL in order to review About page:


If you also selected the installation option to register the product, follow the link to registration page available on product About page.

Intermittent J2SE detection and bootstrap issues in install wrapper on Linux. (6172980)

The setup executable that launches the Linux installer sometimes hangs. Instead of resolving the J2SE location and starting the install wizard, the wrapper hangs and returns the following messages:

Chcking available disk space....
Checking Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment....
Extracting Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment....
Deleting temporary files.....

This issue is seen only in some versions of Linux, and seems to depend on environment settings, especially the presence of the JAVA_HOME variable.


To work around this issue:

ProcedureTo work around the bootstrap issues on Linux

  1. Unset the JAVA_HOME variable by running unset or unsetenv depending on your shell.

  2. Run setup with the -javahome option to specify the JAVA_HOME used by the installer.