I've not got a lot of java experience. I'm attempting to install the Linux version of FormSpider to evaluate it. I see the file is a Jar file.

When do I do after downloading it please? There's nothing that gives me any clues as far as I can see. I assume that there's some Java command I need to type in, but which one?

I've checked the Linux Installer page on your Q&A site - but that is flagged as being out of date.


Cheers, Norm.

asked 01 Dec '11, 08:14

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edited 01 Dec '11, 08:15

Hi Norm,

If you have Oracle Java version "1.6.0_10" and above on your Linux machine, you can run the installer with standard "java -jar FormspiderBetaR5.jar" command in shell.

Some Linux distros do not contain Oracle Java. Instead, they have OpenJDK/GNU Java pre-installed. Therefore, if you don't have Oracle Java, please download it first from Oracle's website. Install it and make sure that JAVA_HOME is successfully set by executing "echo $JAVA_HOME" command. Then, run "java -jar FormspiderBetaR5.jar" command and follow the instructions as same as Windows installer.

Regards, Korhan


answered 01 Dec '11, 08:54

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Thanks Korhan, your answer was miles better than mine - and worked. Installing everything now.

Cheers, Norm.

(01 Dec '11, 09:13) NormanDunbar

Ah well, the install failed. When I went to find out why, it had already wiped out everything it had done. I've submitted the logs as requested in the pop-up window.

Cheers, Norm.

(01 Dec '11, 09:54) NormanDunbar

Answering my own questions now!

The Linux Installer page that is out of date is still correct in as much as you need the installer.zip file to be downloaded and extracted. So, I'm following those outdated instructions later today!

Cheers, Norm.


answered 01 Dec '11, 08:55

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See the correct answer from Korhan above. :-)

(01 Dec '11, 09:14) NormanDunbar

Hi Norm,

I apologize for the inconvenience. We have received the error log. We will get back to you as soon as possible.




answered 01 Dec '11, 10:14

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Hi Norm,

Your tablespace Autoextensible property is false. Can you please try installing on autoextensible tablespaces (both for System tablespace and Formspider user's default tablespace).

Also to reproduce your error here, can you please send us your operating system version?



answered 02 Dec '11, 02:08

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edited 02 Dec '11, 02:08

Hi Ugur,

My OS is Suse Linux Enterprise 11.1 64 bit. As in the output from uname -a:

Linux vbSles #1 SMP 2009-02-28 04:40:21 +0100 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I have 350 MB free space in SYSTEM and over 1 GB free in the formspider tablespace.

It would be quite useful if the installer didn't quickly delete stuff on error. I'm an Oracle DBA and nothing else I've ever installed does it. I admit that it is helpful and makes it easy to restart a failed job - but it makes tracking down problems difficult.

Cheers, Norm.

(02 Dec '11, 04:00) NormanDunbar

I have just attempted another install after upping the SYSTEM free space by another 400MB. Same problem.

The database is Enterprise Edition - if that helps any?

Cheers, Norm.

(02 Dec '11, 04:13) NormanDunbar

Thank you very much for your feedback. We will consider your suggestion and give an option to keep the broken schema on the database. For now, i will prepare a new installer for you. It will keep the broken schema. I will send download information by email.

(02 Dec '11, 04:22) Ugur Kocak ♦

More install failures to report I'm afraid.

  1. Using a tablespace with 1 GB free space, fails - Unable to create initial extent ... - checking free space shows 4Mb left. Hmm.

  2. Trying again with a tablespace that has over 3 GB free, I get the same error about being "unable to create initial extent" - checking this time shows that I still have 2920 MB free space left.

The failure log has been sent.

Cheers, Norm.

(04 Dec '11, 07:00) NormanDunbar

According to error logs below, may it be possible that XDB user doesn't have permissions to create a table in tablespace NLWLDELFTFEWSLOB01?
ORA-01658: unable to create INITIAL extent for segment in tablespace NLWLDELFTFEWSLOB01 ORA-06512: at "XDB.DBMS_XMLSCHEMA_INT", line 72 ...

On the other hand, compile issue is solved and your Formspider installation should be ready. XSD Registration step (the error raises here) does not prevent Formspider to work. It is just for runtime menu creation which is very reraly used feature. I think, you can go ahead.

(04 Dec '11, 14:20) Ugur Kocak ♦

Morning Ugur,

I wonder why XDB needs to create a table in that tablespace - it has it's own tablespace named "XDB". Interesting.

(06 Dec '11, 00:19) NormanDunbar

Good morning Norm,

We are registering the XSD in Formspider schema and it creates objects in the same schema. I think this is the way that Oracle Database does it. I would expect any DB objects not to be created for an XSD registration.

Anyway, in next releases, installer will go on even if XSD registration fails.

(06 Dec '11, 00:56) Ugur Kocak ♦

Morning Ugur,

Just out of interest, I tried again after "alter user xdb quota unlimited on NLWLDELFTFEWSLOB01" and exactly the same error occurred. If I get time later, I'll run a trace to see what's going on.

Cheers, Norm.

(06 Dec '11, 01:13) NormanDunbar

Ok Norm. Thank you very much for your helps and interest.

(06 Dec '11, 01:16) Ugur Kocak ♦
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