[ JDK VERSION : 1.5.0_04 ]
Using slackware 10.1, kernel 2.6.10 and jdk 1.5.0_04
The installer gives multiple times the next error
Initializing InstallShield Wizard........
./netbeans-5_0-beta-bin-linux.bin: line 189: bc: command not found
./netbeans-5_0-beta-bin-linux.bin: line 404: [: : integer expression expected
Using the archive as work around
Yet another report of 'bc' missing on the target system. I know IS 11 now
depends on 'bc'. However, there seems to be many Linux installations that don't
install 'bc' by default. Do we have an option of using something else with IS
11? If not, can we detect the problem and provide the user with a better
warning? In the worst case, we'll need to release note this as a known issue.
Agreed with RN.
Also rising priority, just to be sure, it will be solved for NB 5.0 (at least
It is known problem of Install Shield. See
http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q110974. The refer to
Mandrake. Slackware is apparently another Linux distribution with this problem.
The only possible solution for would be to modify installer startup script not
to use bc. (It is used just to convert hexadecimal number to decimal.)
The problem has been documented in the Troubleshooting section of the
Installation Guide for NB 5.0. There's not much we can do to work around this
InstallShield issue. -> WONTFIX.
*** Issue 68877 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Fixed for NB 6.0: New installer engine does not depend on 'bc'.
*** Issue 108105 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
*** Issue 72267 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***