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Successfully installing Windchill9.1 on CentOS

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Successfully installing Windchill9.1 on CentOS

I am creating development system for Windchill9.1 M040.

But, we have no money.

So, we used opensource solutions.

  • DELL PowerEdge T105
  • VMWare ESXi Server 4.0.0(208111) (free)
  • CentOS5.5 64bit (free)
  • Oracle Database 10g R2 Express Edition for Linux (free)
  • Windchill9.1M040(PDML+PJL) JAPANESE Edition

It's work! And good performance.

Does nobody have the same experience?

Regards,

Ash Lynx
Japanese IT engineer

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Re: Successfully installing Windchill9.1 on CentOS

Can you upload VMWare to the internet? You can remove doc and help center files for reduce the size.

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Re: Successfully installing Windchill9.1 on CentOS

Sorry ! m(x_x)m

I can't it. This Vmimage is over 10GB. And I think that there is a problem of the license.

But, The installation is very easy. It will finish in a day.

Please prepare the following things.
  1. 64bit machine
  2. VMware Player or Virtualbox
  3. CentOS5.5 64bit
  4. Oracle Database 10g R2 Express Edition Linux oracle-xe-univ-10.2.0.1-1.0.i386.rpm
  5. Windchill Windchill9.1PDMLinkProjectLink
  6. OpenLDAP modulecompat-openldap-2.3.43_2.2.29-12.el5x86_64.rpm
  7. libaio modulelibaio.so.1,libaio.so.1.0.0,libaio.so.1.0.1 for CentOS5.5 32bit

next time install !

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Re: Successfully installing Windchill9.1 on CentOS

Install CentOS on VMware player3.1

Please install VMware player3.1.

1.Make VMmacine

Create New VMmachine.
Select [after install OS].
Select GestOS-Linux & Version-ReadHatEL5 64bit.
Imput VMname & location.
input 40GB for Max Disk size.
finish
Select Edit of VMmachine.
Set hardware configuration.
Memory : 1G (Need 1G) We can't install OracleXE
CD : Use ISOimage [CentOS-5.5-x86_64-bin-DVD-1of2.iso]
Network Adapter : NAT
Delete floppy,USB,SoundCard & Printer conponent.
Set option configuration
Share folder : enable
Mapping to directory for Windchill CDs & some modules
Click [OK]
2.Insatall CentOS
Start VMmacine.
Press the <ENTER key>.
Select [Skip]
Click [Next]
Select language [English]
Select keyboard system
Display Waning Window, Click [yes]
Click [Next]
Display Waning Window, Click [yes]
Input Hostname manually. ex.wc91-hoge.com
Select timezone
Input Root Password
Select Install type only [Server-GUI]
Bigin instaration. Click [Next]
(waiting)
Show the Installation complete
Navigate menuber to VMmachine>Setting VMmachine
Slelect CD/DVD and uncheck connect on boot. Click [OK]
Return to Install windows and Click [Reboot]
Show Welcome page. Click [Forward]
Select Firewall : Disabled. Click [Forward]
Display Waning Window, Click [yes]
Select SELinux Setting: Disabled. Click [Forward]
Display Waning Window, Click [yes]
Kdump set default. Click [Forward]
Set Date and Time. Click [Forward]
Create User. Click [Forward]
Display Waning Window, Click [Continue]
Sound Card. Click [Forward]
Additionnal CDs. Click [Finish]
Display Waning Window, Click [OK]
Rebooting, and pls login.
3.Install VMwareTools
Navigate menuber to VMmachine > Installing VMware Tools
Open Treminal
# tar zxpf '/media/VMware Tools/VMwareTools-8.4.2-261024.tar.gz' -C /tmp
# cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib
# ./vmware-install.pl
Push <Enter> & <Enter> & <Enter>............................
>Please choose one of the following display ..............
Select favorite. 14
Finish VMwareTools install.
Pls reboot.

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Re: Successfully installing Windchill9.1 on CentOS

Install OracleXE on CentOS(64bit)

Confirm sharing the folder of the Host machine. (ex. /mnt/hgfs/wc91_m040 )
Unzip hoge.zip to the holder of the host machine.
You get OracleXE yourself.(oracle-xe-univ-10.2.0.1-1.0.i386.rpm)
Open terminal.
# mkdir /usr/lib32
# cp /mnt/hgfs/wc91_m040/libaio.so.1.0.1 /usr/lib32
# cd /usr/lib32
# chmod 755 *
# ls -al
# ln -s /usr/lib32/libaio.so.1.0.1 /usr/lib32/libaio.so.1
# cd /mnt/hgfs/wc91_m040/
# rpm -ivh oracle-xe-univ-10.2.0.1-1.0.i386.rpm
# /etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure
Push <Enter><Enter>
Type SYSTEM password (manager)
Push <Enter>
Configuring Database...........Done.
# su - oracle
$ cp -i /usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/server/bin/oracle_env.sh .bash_profile
$ source .bash_profile
(Confirm login to DB.)
$ sqlplus system/manager
SQL> select username from dba_users;
SQL> exit
$ su -
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Re: Successfully installing Windchill9.1 on CentOS

Reconfig OracleXE

# su - oracle
$ sqlplus /nolog
SQL> connect /as sysdba
SQL> shutdown abort
SQL> startup restrict mount
SQL> drop database;
SQL> quit
$ su -
# rm -f usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/admin/XE/adump/*
# rm -f usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/admin/XE/bdump/*
# rm -f usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/admin/XE/cdump/*
# rm -f usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/admin/XE/dbs/*
# rm -f usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/admin/XE/dpdump/*
# rm -f usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/admin/XE/pfile/*
# rm -f usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/admin/XE/udump/*
# rm -f /usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/server/dbs/*
# cp /mnt/hgfs/wc91_m040/initXE.ora /usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/server/dbs
# chmod 755 /usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/server/dbs/initXE.ora
# su - oracle
$ cp /mnt/wc/create.sql .
$ chmod 755 create.sql
$ sqlplus /nolog
SQL> connect /as sysdba
SQL> shutdown abort
SQL> startup nomount pfile=/usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/server/dbs/initXE.ora
SQL> @create.sql
(-------------10-20min-------------)
SQL> shutdown
SQL> startup
SQL> connect system/manager
SQL> select username from dba_users;
SQL> exit
$ su - 

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Re: Successfully installing Windchill9.1 on CentOS

Install Windchill9.1

# rpm -ivh /mnt/hgfs/wc91_m040/compat-openldap-2.3.43_2.2.29-12.el5.x86_64.rpm
# ln -s /usr/bin/gunzip /usr/bin/uncompress
# /mnt/hgfs/wc91_m040/PTCSolnInstaller/setup

Starting installer.

CheckPoint

(1) Database Configuration : Create a new user on an existing database

(2) Choose which user the following installers should run as : root

(3) Oracle Version : Oracle10g

(4) Oracle Database Systerm Identifier (SID) : XE

Start Install(-----30-60min------)

Done.

Configuration

(1)Edit [.bash_profile].

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PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin:/opt/ptc/Windchill_9.1/Windchill/bin:/opt/ptc/Windchill_9.1/Java/jre/bin

export PATH

export JAVA_HOME=/opt/ptc/Windchill_9.1/Java

export WT_HOME=/opt/ptc/Windchill_9.1/Windchill

# export NLS_LANG=JAPANESE_JAPAN.AL32UTF8 (Japanese env. only)

unset USERNAME

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# source .bash_profile

(2)Make symbolic link.

# ln -s /bin/bash /usr/bin/sh

Start Sequence

Open terminal.

# /opt/ptc/Windchill_9.1/WindchillDS/server/bin/start-ds

# /opt/ptc/Windchill_9.1/Apache/bin/apachectl start

# /opt/ptc/Windchill_9.1/Tomcat/bin/wttomcat_start

# windchill start

Edit hosts of your machine, Access to Windchill Server.

Good Luck!

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Re: Windchill error occurred in Japanese environment.

When I navigate [site]>[tenplate], Windchill error occurred on Japanese environment.

But Windchill error did not occorre on English environment.

Probably, there is a problem in the specification of SQL sentence.

Oracle XE is not support "NLS_SORT = Japanese" option.

(Oracle 10g production is not support it's option but not error occurred)

Correct option is "NLS_SORT = JAPANESE_M" or "NLS_SORT = JAPANESE_M_CI".

Edit site.xconf and add under the line.

<Property name="wt.pom.enableNLSSort" overridable="true" targetFile="db/db.properties" value="false"/>

# xconfmanager -p

Delete cache and Restart Windchill.

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Re: Successfully installing Windchill9.1 on CentOS

We leverage CentOS and Oracle XE extensively in our test and demo environments. We also use VMware and Xen virtualization to power these environments. Using open source and free versions of commercial software has allowed us to deploy flexible Windchill solutions with zero third party software costs. To date we have had no issues running Windchill on CentOS or Oracle XE.

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Re: Successfully installing Windchill9.1 on CentOS

Thank you for your comments.
I am developing the system of connecting WC and other PLM system.
Use for one month, COxW system has no problem. It has good performance.
Linux is very good. Light, robust and easy.
I want PTC not to stop the support of Linux.
Regards,
COxW (CetOS, Oracle XE, Windchill) < Do you think ? Cool or not cool?
ex. > LAMP(Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
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Re: Successfully installing Windchill9.1 on CentOS

I don't see any signs of PTC dropping support for Windchill running on Linux. The published Windchill Future Platform Support Summary document at http://www.ptc.com/view?im_dbkey=69784 shows support for Linux on all planned versions of Windchill. Specifically the platform support plan lists Red Hat 5.0 support in Windchill 9.1 and 10 followed by Red Hat 6 support in Windchill 11. Our engineering services group uses Linux to power their production instance of Windchill, and we have a number of customers running Linux. Dropping support for Linux in Windchill would inconvenience many more customers than when PTC dropped support for Linux in Pro/E.

As for COxW, it's not bad, but it doesn't fit as nice as LAMP. The x is in the way. Maybe just COW with a prefix.

standard COW (CentOS, Oracle Standard, Windchill)
mini COW (CentOS, Oracle XE, Windchill)

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Re: Successfully installing Windchill9.1 on CentOS

> standard COW (CentOS, Oracle Standard, Windchill)
> mini COW (CentOS, Oracle XE, Windchill)

I like it very nice naming !

COW (moo moo)

Thanks!

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Successfully installing Windchill10.0C000 on CentOS

It works!

  • CentOS5.5 6.4bit
  • Oracle Database 11g R2 Enterprise Edition
  • Windchill10.0C000(PDML+PJL) JAPANESE Edition

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Re: Successfully installing Windchill10.0C000 on CentOS

Hi,

i have tried with this setup:

- CentOS6.0 64bit

- Oracle Database 11g R2 Enterprise Edition

- Windchill10.0 F000(PDMLink)

But was not successfull. There seems to be a problem with the OCU. I keep getting the error code 255 (in the installer log file) and the error string "ocu installer could not start" (in the PSI abort dialog).

I tried giving the "oracle" user root privilege by adding him to the root group, but that did not help.

I also thought it is the problem with the "su" command that changes the user from root to oracle "su oracle -c /mnt/path/setup LAX_VM java -f config.file -DSOMETHING=0"

when i tried to run the command "by hand" with the oracle user the error would be that su does not have the -D attribute. So with some aliases and bash

functions i tried to trick the installer to put the remainder of the -c switch into quotes (').

That also did not work.

Did anyone try this or see this error and knows what it means?

I am stuck with this and i don't know enough about Windchill to make the OCU step by hand. I did check what files and their content was in another

installation that was done on a windows machine but i don't know the order of the commands to execute so that the changes would have

any effect.

Any suggestions on how to proceed are welcome.

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Re: Successfully installing Windchill10.0C000 on CentOS

Hi,

I had not problem installing Windchill10.0C000 on CentOS5.5(64bit).

I'll try to installing Windchill10.0F000 on CentOS5.6 next month.

pls wait.

http://ja.ptc.com/WCMS/files/124477/en/Windchill10.0M010SoftwareMatrices061011.pdf

Development Systems Support

 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (64bit) <-> CentOS 5.x (64bit)

pls try installing on CentOS 5.x .

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Re: Successfully installing Windchill10.0C000 on CentOS

Hi,

you were right. When i tried with CentOS 5 it installed completely.

Thank you for your fast response.

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Re: Successfully installing Windchill10.0C000 on CentOS

I'm trying to install Windchill 10.0 in CentOS 5.8 and I keep getting error: OCU failed to start, which is the Oracle Configuration Utility inside Windchill. The log showed error # 126, which could be permission level denied. Did you have to add a Permissions file in /etc/udev/rules.d ? I found a thread that told me that. I created a script file and tried to install Windchill again, no go.

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Re: Successfully installing Windchill10.0C000 on CentOS

I had same problem.

We need oracle user in installation of Windchill10.0M030.

And oracle user needs execute permissions.

1) login as root.

2) Copy from CD of OCU to your machine. ex. /usr/temp/<copy_place>

3) # chmod -R 777 /usr/temp/<copy_place>

Go install!

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Re: Successfully installing Windchill10.0C000 on CentOS

Nope, doesn't work for me. Failed to start OCU never goes away just like a nightmare. It is something to do with oracle installation user and it variables, I'd say, but nothing can be found in pages and pages of PTC's documentation. I am not getting much response from PTC tech support either, other then centOS is not supported...... They could have just explained in the manual how to create an appropriate database using Oracle GUI rather than trying to do it themselves underneath in their scripts which then give up on who knows what.

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Re: Successfully installing Windchill10.0C000 on CentOS

Just for reference.

OCU failure during database creation on Unix.

https://www.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/solution.jsp?n=CS40028

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That helped. Thanks. Also, I tried to install WC as oracle user instead of root. However, a new error comes up now: WC loader failed. So, here we go again...

DEBUG 2012-06-13 11:24:29 - apache appears to be down. Starting it...

DEBUG 2012-06-13 11:24:29 - Starting Apache...

DEBUG 2012-06-13 11:24:29 - Executing command: /opt2/ptc/Windchill_10.0/Apache/bin/apachectl -k start

DEBUG 2012-06-13 11:24:29 - Executing: /opt2/ptc/Windchill_10.0/Apache/bin/apachectl -k start

DEBUG 2012-06-13 11:24:31 - socket connect to localhost:2080 completed with no error

DEBUG 2012-06-13 11:24:31 - Checking if web service is running...

DEBUG 2012-06-13 11:24:31 - checking URL connection to http://localhost.localdomain:2080 ...

DEBUG 2012-06-13 11:24:31 - apache running at http://localhost.localdomain:2080

DEBUG 2012-06-13 11:24:31 - Apache seems to be running.

INFO 2012-06-13 11:24:31 - Loader command: /opt2/ptc/Windchill_10.0/Windchill/bin/windchill --java=/opt2/ptc/Windchill_10.0/Java/bin/java --javaargs=-Dwt.load.installer.serverManagerTimeout=300 wt.load.WindchillLoader -All -Unattended -AbortOnError -Locale=en -User=wcadmin -Password=wcadmin

INFO 2012-06-13 12:02:59 - joining with std out thread

INFO 2012-06-13 12:03:04 - std out join complete.

INFO 2012-06-13 12:03:04 - joining with std error thread

INFO 2012-06-13 12:03:04 - std err join complete.

FATAL 2012-06-13 12:03:05 - Windchill loader exited with error status = 1

DEBUG 2012-06-13 12:03:17 - Installation is Aborting. The installation cannot continue.

DEBUG 2012-06-13 12:03:24 - Installation is Aborting. The installation cannot continue.

FATAL 2012-06-13 12:15:51 - Aborting installation.

FATAL 2012-06-13 12:15:51 - Installation is Aborting. The installation cannot continue.

FATAL 2012-06-13 12:15:51 - Windchill Loader failed.

FATAL 2012-06-13 12:15:51 - aborting: original exit_code = 2

FATAL 2012-06-13 12:15:51 - aborting: normalized exit_code = 2

DEBUG 2012-06-13 12:15:53 - SHUTDOWN REQUESTED

DEBUG 2012-06-13 12:15:53 - (X) commiting registry

DEBUG 2012-06-13 12:15:56 - (X) shutting down service manager

DEBUG 2012-06-13 12:15:57 - (X) cleaning up temporary directories

DEBUG 2012-06-13 12:15:57 - Exiting with exit code: 2

DEBUG 2012-06-13 12:16:05 - java.lang.NullPointerException

DEBUG 2012-06-13 12:16:07 - cleanUp()

DEBUG 2012-06-13 12:16:07 - calling cleanUpUNIX()

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Re: Successfully installing Windchill10.0C000 on CentOS

Why don't you run WindchillLoader manually.

  1. Start oracle
  2. Start apache
  3. Start WindchillDS
  4. Open shell
  5. #windchill shell
  6. #wt.load.WindchillLoader -All -Unattended

You might be able to find the cause.

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Re: Successfully installing Windchill10.0C000 on CentOS

I did it but it looks incomprehensible to me (bellow). Anyway, my installation case # is still open, but I am simply not getting any calls back from the assigned tech (it has been a week).

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windchill wt.load.WindchillLoader -All -Unattended

Welcome to Database Setup Utility for Windchill and Windchill Solutions.

You will be presented with a series of prompts.

If you have already installed a base data set as part of a previous

loading sequence you do not need to load it again.

----------------------------------------------------------------

Stop the ServerManager.

NOTE: If the SM is hung on the MethodServer, this may wait for 60 sec.

NOTE: If the SM is not running, you'll get a traceback ending in

java.net.ConnectionException: Connection refused

This can be ignored.

Begin stop sequence...

wt.util.WTRemoteException: Unable to stop server manager; nested exception is:

wt.util.WTRemoteException: Unable to ping server manager; nested exception is:

wt.util.WTRemoteException: Unable to locate server manager; nested exception is:

java.rmi.ConnectException: Connection refused to host: localhost.localdomain; nested exception is:

java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused

============================================

== Assuming server stopped and continuing ==

============================================

Start the server manager ....

2012-06-14 13:46:25,854 INFO [main] wt.manager.ServerLauncher - Starting ServerManager

Make sure it's running ...

ServerManager is alive!!

Windchill service (MethodServer) starting (1) instance(s)

java.lang.Exception: Unable to complete startup of all Windchill Services

at wt.load.Installer.checkServiceStartup(Installer.java:684)

at wt.load.Installer.startServerManager(Installer.java:455)

at wt.load.BasicLoader.doInstall(BasicLoader.java:267)

at wt.load.BasicLoader.<init>(BasicLoader.java:215)

at wt.load.WindchillLoader.load(WindchillLoader.java:332)

at wt.load.WindchillLoader.main(WindchillLoader.java:435)

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A 1,000 thank yous!

I have created an Ubuntu box with VMWare, 15 VM CentOS 5.8 Windchill 10.0 installations with Apache and Oracle XE. With a lot of tweaking I mangaged to get 6 of them to start Windchill at the end of the installation processs. Windchill appears to work fine. BUT everytime I reboot, I can not get Windchill 10.0 to start. ALL we want to do is run Windchill PDMLink, nothing else.

Here's my order I bring each service up from command line prompt:

Start Apache # apachectl start

Start Tomcat # ./wttomcat_start

Start WindchillDS # ./start-ds

Start Windchill # ./windchill start

When I use Tomcat and start Windchill, the Method Server fails: Error attempting to start Tomcat on port 8010, probably cuz Tomcat is already running.

When I leave Tomcat out thinking WindchillDS might start the service, Windchill fails: Can not find Tomcat on port 8010. I added port 8010 to the firewall exceptions.

Am I starting Windchill in the correct order?

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Re: Successfully installing Windchill10.0C000 on CentOS

We don't need starting tomcat on Windchill10.0.

Because, starting tomcat is contained in starting windchill.

Start Apache # apachectl start

Start Tomcat # ./wttomcat_start

Start WindchillDS # ./start-ds

Start Windchill # ./windchill start

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Re: Successfully installing Windchill10.0C000 on CentOS

Test

日本語で投稿は可能か。

WC10.0をCentOSにインストールしたときのメモです。

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Re: Successfully installing Windchill9.1 on CentOS

Is there any possibility to hide the xterm like running Windchill as a Service on Windows?

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Yes, you can setup Windchill components to run as services under CentOS via System V init scripts. The scripts are stored in /etc/init.d and auto start on boot can be controlled via the chkconfig command.

1) Apache - You can copy the init.d script used by the stock CentOS apache service, /etc/init.d/httpd, and update the paths to point to your Windchill apache install.

2) Windchill DS - Windchill DS has a create init script under the [Windchill DS]/server/bin/ folder. From inside the Windchill DS bin folder run the following: create-rc-script --outputFile /etc/init.d/opends

3) Tomcat - There are many tomcat init scripts on the web. Search for tomcat init.d script. An example is posted at http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2006-May/021948.html.

4) Windchill - You'll need to write the windchill startup script. I've posted an example below.

#!/bin/bash

#

# windchill Startup script for the Windchill solution

#

# chkconfig: 345 98 01

# description: this script configures windchill

WINDCHILL_HOME=/opt/ptc/windchill/windchill

WINDCHILL_START="$WINDCHILL_HOME/bin/windchill start"

WINDCHILL_STOP="$WINDCHILL_HOME/bin/windchill stop"

WINDCHILL_STATUS="$WINDCHILL_HOME/bin/windchill status"

# Source function library.

. /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions

# Necessary environment variables

export JAVA_HOME=/opt/ptc/windchill/java

# Short-form for messages.

lockfile=${LOCKFILE-/var/lock/subsys/windchill}

RETVAL=0

start() {

echo -n "Starting windchill: "

$WINDCHILL_START > /dev/null 2>&1 && success || failure

RETVAL=$?

echo

[ $RETVAL = 0 ] && touch ${lockfile}

}

status() {

$WINDCHILL_STATUS

}

stop() {

echo -n "Stopping windchill: "

$WINDCHILL_STOP > /dev/null 2>&1 && success || failure

RETVAL=$?

echo

[ $RETVAL = 0 ] && rm -f ${lockfile}

}

# See how we were called.

case "$1" in

start)

start

;;

stop)

stop

;;

status)

status

RETVAL=$?

;;

restart)

stop

sleep 10

start

;;

*)

echo $"Usage: windchill {status|start|stop|restart}"

exit 1

esac

exit $RETVAL

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Re: Successfully installing Windchill9.1 on CentOS

Thanks for your answer. I would still have a few questions. When I'm trying to execute the setup file file as root, it switches to the console mode. It asks me to choose the Locale. When I choose 2 for English (or any other numbers) the setup aborts.

Is there really the possibility to install Windchill in console mode and when it is, how does it works?

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Re: Successfully installing Windchill9.1 on CentOS

Windchill does not have a console install mode. You must use the PSI GUI installer.

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