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vvadim
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Setup Web Reporter on non-Red Hat Linux

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Hi!

I need to setup Web Reporter on free linux distribution. Is it any suitable distribution except Red Hat even without official support?

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asabban
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Re: Setup Web Reporter on non-Red Hat Linux

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If I remember correctly it was Web Reporter 5.0.2 on a CentOS 4.5. I would go with the latest CentOS 4 version and try the latest Web Reporter version. I used the 32 bit versions.

These are the notes I took for the installation:

1.) Download the latest copy of Web Reporter to /root.

2.) Make the installer executable: chmod +x webreporter_502_03_linux.bin.

3.) Add a webreporter group with groupadd -g 10000 webreporter. Add a webreporter user with useradd -u 10000 -g 10000 webreporter.

4.) Execute it: ./webreporter_502_03_linux.bin -console.

5.) Follow the instructions on the screen.

6.) When the installer asks for a Login and a Password, specify the desired Username and Password for logging on to the GUI.

7.) Skip the configuration for the SMTP notifications.

8.) When the installer asks for the "user account to run with", specify webreporter.

9.) Finish the installation.

Hope this helps.

Again: Please don´t use an unsupported OS for production usage.

Best,

Andre

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asabban
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Re: Setup Web Reporter on non-Red Hat Linux

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Hello,

I was successful on CentOS a while ago. I don´t think we officially support this distribution, but it may be suitable for testing.

Best,

Andre

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vvadim
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Re: Setup Web Reporter on non-Red Hat Linux

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Thanks for reply, what was CentOS version and what was Web Reporter version?

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asabban
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Re: Setup Web Reporter on non-Red Hat Linux

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If I remember correctly it was Web Reporter 5.0.2 on a CentOS 4.5. I would go with the latest CentOS 4 version and try the latest Web Reporter version. I used the 32 bit versions.

These are the notes I took for the installation:

1.) Download the latest copy of Web Reporter to /root.

2.) Make the installer executable: chmod +x webreporter_502_03_linux.bin.

3.) Add a webreporter group with groupadd -g 10000 webreporter. Add a webreporter user with useradd -u 10000 -g 10000 webreporter.

4.) Execute it: ./webreporter_502_03_linux.bin -console.

5.) Follow the instructions on the screen.

6.) When the installer asks for a Login and a Password, specify the desired Username and Password for logging on to the GUI.

7.) Skip the configuration for the SMTP notifications.

8.) When the installer asks for the "user account to run with", specify webreporter.

9.) Finish the installation.

Hope this helps.

Again: Please don´t use an unsupported OS for production usage.

Best,

Andre

eelsasser
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Re: Setup Web Reporter on non-Red Hat Linux

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I'm using CentOS 6.2 (x64) with webreporter_52_04_linux64.bin in my lab.

I'm connecting to a SQL 2008 Server on a Windows machine.

Unsupported, but it seems to work.

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vvadim
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Re: Setup Web Reporter on non-Red Hat Linux

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I've tried to install to CentOS (CentOS-6.2-i386-minimal.iso) - but failed with "Bundled JRE is not binary compatible..."

Test with CentOS-4.8 was successful. Now tring CentOS-6.2 full install.

Message was edited by: vvadim on 1/16/12 8:09:27 AM CST
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eelsasser
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Re: Setup Web Reporter on non-Red Hat Linux

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It's probably some library dependency. I had that problem until I hit the right combination of packages to install.

I attached a list of RPMs on my system. (rpm -qa | sort > rpmlist.txt)

If it works, good. If not, well it IS unsupported.

Message was edited by: eelsasser on 1/16/12 9:20:35 AM EST
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vvadim
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Re: Setup Web Reporter on non-Red Hat Linux

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I have not compared the installed packages list, but it seems like setup webreporter to install from a minimum distribution fails. Normal (not from minimal.iso) CentOS install enough for webreporter install. Normal debian install fails, but in later moment than if install from minimal.iso.

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asabban
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Re: Setup Web Reporter on non-Red Hat Linux

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I am not sure about this but make sure you don´t mix 32/64 bit versions. A 32bit OS should have a 32bit Web Reporter, a 64bit OS should have a 64bit Web Reporter.

Best,

Andre

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