Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0.9 Release Notes


The following table lists the known issues in the installation of Web Server.

Table 5 Known Issues in Installation

Problem ID 



On Unix, if any directory in the installation path lacks the appropriate execute privilege, server startup fails

If any of the directories in the installation path does not provide execute privilege to the webservd user, the Web Server instance fails to start.


Use the chmod o+x directory as needed to change execute permissions to the directories in the installation path.


Uninstalling the administration node does not delete itself from the administration server node.

After installing the administration node and registering it with the administration server in the Node tab, the administration node is listed in the Node tab. When the administration node is uninstalled, the administration node entry remains in the Node tab. 


Cannot install if the setup is started from a shared folder on the network.

On the Windows platform, unable to install the product when the installer setup.exe is started from a shared network folder on another machine.


On Windows, installer crashes in CLI mode, if the administration password is >= 8 characters.

If the administration user password is greater than eight characters, then any invalid input to the administration port, web server port, or the administration user ID crashes the installer. 


When installing Web Server 7.0 on the Windows platform using the command-line interface (CLI), the administration password must be set to less than (<) eight characters. 


On Windows, need icons for objects in Programs folder.

The objects in the Web Server 7.0 folder on Windows are created with default Windows program icons and do not have specific icons that denote Sun programs. 


The CLI installer does not handle ctrl+c while entering the password.

The installer does not accept ctrl+c and hence the terminal becomes unusable.


RH5.1 user cannot install Web Server 7.0 Update 3 using GUI mode


To overcome this failure: 

  1. Use the CLI based installer.

  2. Create a symbolic link to the xdpyinfo command. For example,

    [root@server bin]# ln -s /usr/bin/xdpyinfo /usr/X11R6/bin/xdpyinfo


Registration Options panel UI sometimes doesn't show up properly

The 'Registration Options' GUI in the installer does not show up properly sometimes.  


Resizing the installer window will fix this issue.