Sametime 9.0.1 Arrives – Sort Of

Like the sun breaking through the clouds on a gorgeous May holiday weekend, the IBM site has just published a document announcing Sametime 9.0.1 with a release date of May 3.

There’s no documentation or even system requirements out there yet but here are some delicious part numbers from the IBM download site to get your teeth into.

I’m not a big fan of installing without documentation but as soon as it appears I’ll be documenting both a clean install and an upgrade process.  If you want any advice on how to upgrade your existing environment feel free to email me.

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Installation Manager Install Fails on Redhat 6.6

Starting a new Connections customer build this weekend I ran into a problem at step 1 – installing Installation Manager. I could install the console version using ./installc but the graphical version would bring up the product selection screen then crash before the license screen with a “JVM Terminated =1”.

After trying various things, new versions of java, using root instead of sudo (a known problem with earlier versions of IIM) I found the technote I needed.  This is a problem caused by a very specific combination of packages

RH6.5 or 6.6

GTK > 2.24

Cairo <1.9.4

Amazing I didn’t catch that right?  To tell what versions you have installed run

rpm -q gtk

rpm -q cairo

If your cairo version is out of date (which mine was) go to and download the latest version of cairo (in my case cairo-1.10.2-3.el6.x86_64.rpm)

then run rpm -U cairo-1.10.2.-3.el6.x86_64 .  Now IIM will run and install fine using ./install

Full details of the technote are here