IBM Installation Manager is more and more widely used to deploy number of IBM products, so it may be useful to know a little about possible problems when running this tool.
My today's accomplishment is that I overcame following issue with installation on a lightweight SuSE 11 distribution (eg. stripped from almost every non-necessary package).
First, when trying to install IM itself I was knocked by:
JVMDUMP010I Snap dump written to /tmp/was/IM/Snap.20120213.121315.11358.0003.trc
libgcc_s.so.1 must be installed for pthread_cancel to work
This one was tackled by adding libgcc43-32bit package to the system. After successful silent installation, I tried to actually run IM to install WAS 7. Shell showed nothing after issuing:
./install or ./IBMIM
It was all I got:
prep2def:/opt/ibm/InstallationManager/eclipse # ./launcher
prep2def:/opt/ibm/InstallationManager/eclipse # cd /tmp/
Looking into configuration/datestamp.log files I found this error:
!ENTRY org.eclipse.osgi 4 0 2012-02-13 13:32:15.756
!MESSAGE Application error
java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: Could not load SWT library. Reasons:
/opt/ibm/InstallationManager/eclipse/configuration/org.eclipse.osgi/bundles/454/1/.cp/libswt-pi-gtk-3659.so (libgthread-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
swt-pi-gtk (Not found in java.library.path)
/tmp/swtlib-32/libswt-pi-gtk-3659.so (libgthread-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
/tmp/swtlib-32/libswt-pi-gtk.so (/tmp/swtlib-32/liblibswt-pi-gtk.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
And finally, installing:
DejaVu Truetype Fonts
helped, and I was able to successfully run Installation Manager. Hope it helps. Good luck.