Console mode install (-i console) attempts to open X-windows

Document ID : KB000005105
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue:

Console mode install (-i console) attempts to open X-windows irrespective of the console mode switch.

If X11 libarries are not installed, it even throws following error :

 

Additional Notes: FATAL ERROR - The Installer has failed due to an Unhandled Exception

java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Could not initialize class sun.awt.X11GraphicsEnvironment

Environment:
Version : Any SSO version prior to r12.52 SP2Component Affected : All
Cause:

This is actually a bug with the third party software - Install Anywhere software that we use for building our installer,. It tries to initialize the X11 graphic component even during the console mode installation.

Resolution:

Unset the DISPLAY by running following command before executing installer.

unset DISPLAY

 

RESOLUTION:

This has been fixed in 12.52 SP2 onwards as we have upgraded the Install Anywhere to 2014 which has fix for this bug.

Additional Information:

https://community.flexerasoftware.com/showthread.php?193768-Installer-crash-in-console-mode-if-display-is-set-(IA-2010-PatchA)/page2