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Bug 49621 - netbeans executable permission on amd64
Summary: netbeans executable permission on amd64
Alias: None
Product: installer
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Code (show other bugs)
Version: 4.x
Hardware: PC Linux
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: mslama
Keywords: RELNOTE
: 58213 58844 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-09-28 02:09 UTC by ahagopian
Modified: 2006-03-24 09:42 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description ahagopian 2004-09-28 02:09:53 UTC
I've tried this with both jdk 1.5 beta2 and rc1
(amd64 version) and netbeans beta1, the latest
q-build and daily build (as of today).

When I install netbeans everything works fine
except for when I try to start netbeans with the
icon the installer places on my desktop it gives
an error that the file can't be executed.

I discovered these 2 files

{INSTALL DIR}/bin/netbeans
{INSTALL DIR}/platform4/lib/nbexec

have a mode of 644 which keeps netbeans from
starting correctly.

When i change the mode to executable for both
files, then netbeans starts perfectly.

My Machine Specs:

AMD64 3200+
Gentoo compiled for AMD64
Linux Kernel 2.6.8-r3
Comment 1 mslama 2004-09-29 13:36:43 UTC
On Linux Fedora Code 2 I have after installation this file in
NBINSTALLDIR/bin directory:
-rwxr-xr-x  1 mslama users 2412 Sep 27 13:19 netbeans

It is executable for user. If I am right it corresponds to mode 755. I
have no idea why it is set differently at your system. Installer is
set to keep file permissions.

If it will persist and will happen to more users I can try to set
explicitely execute permission for file "netbeans" in installer.
Comment 2 ahagopian 2004-09-29 15:25:51 UTC
Are you using AMD64 Version of Fedora and JDK?  

I don't have this problem on any x86 machines, only my x86_64.
Comment 3 mslama 2004-09-29 17:35:59 UTC
No we do not have AMD64 machine now available.
Comment 4 mslama 2004-10-25 15:37:30 UTC
I just tested on our testing machine (both on NFS and local disk) and
permissions are not correct when using:
java version "1.5.0"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0-b64)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 1.5.0-b64, mixed mode)

It is OK when using Linux JDK:
java version "1.5.0"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0-b64)
Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (build 1.5.0-b64, mixed mode)

So workaround is to use Linux JDK for running installer.

We have no special code for AMD64 JDK in NB installer. In our
InstallShield project we set to preserve existing file attributes. Not
sure where problem is if JDK or InstallShield.
Comment 5 mslama 2004-10-26 11:04:40 UTC
It looks like problem of InstallShield on 64bit Java. I created simple
installer with just one file to install with exec permission and it si
also lost.

The problem is that there are not only mentioned 2 files but also more
scripts in tomcat and possibly even more. So I do not think that
explicitely set exec permission as workaround is good solution as we
can find new files which need to set this flag.

I will report this to InstallShield.
Comment 6 mslama 2004-10-27 14:56:26 UTC
It works correctly with InstallShield X SP2 - exec permission is not
lost. One reason to upgrade our installer from IS MP5 to IS X. I
tested both with simple example installer and with NetBeans installer
built with IS X. I will keep this opened and close as we move to IS X.

Workaround is to use zip and simply unzip it to desired location or
run installer with 32bit Linux Java.
Comment 7 mslama 2005-04-06 10:08:17 UTC
I just found that when running installer on 64bit Linux + AMD 64 + 64bit JDK
(Linux 2.4.21-20.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Sep 15 20:03:51 EDT 2004 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
GNU/Linux) InstallShield does not detect Linux as it does with 32bit JDK on the
same OS/machine but it detects Generic UNIX.

I also found that os.arch returned by 64bit JDK is amd64  but 32bit JDK returns

When I add platform support for Generic UNIX NB installer works also on 64bit
Comment 8 mslama 2005-04-06 10:24:05 UTC
We can still use installer build for Linux. It runs OK. (ie. we do not need to
build another installer distribution for Generix UNIX.) I had to add platform
support for Generic UNIX so that changing file permissions and checking if
current user is admin works correctly.

Installer generates uninstaller for Generic UNIX when run on 64bit JDK instead
of Linux uninstaller as when run on 32bit JDK. So uninstaller for Generic UNIX
must be configured with JVM resolution.

Still if I run installer on 32bit JDK and uninstaller on 64bit JDK it works
fine. ie. Linux uninstaller works fine with 64bit JDK.

I also found that path hints with double quotes does not work for Generic UNIX
uninstaller so I removed double quotes from path hints. It still works for
Linux/Solaris so I did not split JVM resolution files to Linux/Solaris and
Generic UNIX.

Fix of JVM resolution files (shared):
new revision: 1.4; previous revision: 1.3

new revision: 1.3; previous revision: 1.2

new revision: 1.2; previous revision: 1.1

Fix of NetBeans installer project:
new revision: 1.28; previous revision: 1.27
Comment 9 mslama 2005-04-06 15:34:31 UTC
Fixed for asbundle installer:
new revision: 1.17; previous revision: 1.16
Comment 10 mslama 2005-04-06 15:44:07 UTC
Fixed in j2ee project:
new revision: 1.8; previous revision: 1.7
Comment 11 Jan Chalupa 2005-04-06 16:21:58 UTC
Marek, could this be backported for the 4.1 installers? I think we should do it.
Comment 12 Petr Blaha 2005-04-06 16:29:17 UTC
I was talking about that with Marek and we agreed that it's a little bit risky
to add in NetBeans 4.1. I recommend to fix it only in trunk. 
Comment 13 mslama 2005-04-06 16:56:14 UTC
I would prefer not to backport it to NB 4.1. There is simple workaround: Use
32bit JDK to run installer. In addition we have so far only 2 reports so I
assume there is not many users who are using only 64bit JDK.
Comment 14 Jan Chalupa 2005-04-06 17:41:56 UTC
Ok, agreed.
Comment 15 mslama 2005-04-07 12:53:09 UTC
Fixed in mobility installer:
new revision: 1.7; previous revision: 1.6
Comment 16 mslama 2005-04-07 13:50:03 UTC
Fixed for profiler installer (both main trunk and release40 branch as profiler
will be provided for NB 4.0):
new revision: 1.5; previous revision: 1.4

new revision:; previous revision:

Tested with JDK 1.5.0_02 64bit for AMD64.
Comment 17 Michal Mocnak 2005-04-14 10:46:26 UTC
Issue has been verified in the latest 4.2 build #200504131800 in trunk under RH
EL3 and 64bit JDK1.5.0_01 running on AMD Opteron
Comment 18 vanob 2005-04-22 13:00:30 UTC
*** Issue 58213 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 19 mslama 2005-05-13 08:36:37 UTC
*** Issue 58844 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***