Hi Scott,

When using UserInst (or Admin-mode), the install folder is one of the items
selected and that is where the app will be. For Admin mode, it will be
under /Applications/IBM by default. For User mode, it would be under your
user.

We are aware of the other points that you made and have internal defects
for them so that we can work on improving the overall Mac install
experience.

Thanks,
Eric





Eric Simpson
Software Developer
IBM Systems
905-413-3226
esimpson@xxxxxxxxxx







From: Scott Klement <wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: 02/13/2020 06:25 PM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [WDSCI-L] Installation on MacOS X
Sent by: "WDSCI-L" <wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>



Hi Mike,

Thanks for the reply.  The first time I did the reinstall, I could
launch RDi, but a lot of the RSE features didn't work.

I wiped it out and reinstalled using UserInst, and got the same bad
request and failure to access errors, and this time I could not figure
out how to run it since apparently UserInst doesn't create launchers
within /Applications/.   So, I manually poked around in the file system
and figured out the appropriate programs to run (or, at least, guessed
at them) and made symlinks in /Applications/ so that the launchers could
be run.

Now it seems to work!   Thanks for your help!

-SK


On 2/13/2020 4:02 PM, Mike Hockings wrote:
After the install did you try and start RDI? If you installed 9.6.0.7 it
should start up OK on the Mac with no twiddling.

I don't have an explanation for them but you will see the failure to
initialize at the end of the install, it will happen on first run. The
bad
request and the failure to access

https://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/action/notifyDownloadComplete

seem to happen in Windows too, but does not seem to cause any problems.

Mike


Mike Hockings, M.Eng., P.Eng.
DevOps for Enterprise
IBM Developer for z Systems and Power Systems Software Technical Support
IBM Canada Ltd. Laboratory
hockings@xxxxxxxxxx
voice 1-905-413-3199 T/L 313-3199 ITN 23133199




From: Scott Klement <wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: 2020/02/13 16:07
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [WDSCI-L] Installation on MacOS X
Sent by: "WDSCI-L" <wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>



My RDi on my MacBook Pro was screwed up, so I decided to completely
reinstall it.  I uninstalled RDi with the IBM Installation Manager, then
I deleted the whole /Applications/ibm directory to make sure I had
everything completely cleared out.

Now I'm trying to reinstall.   Why is this so hard?!

I downloaded the IBM Installation Manager, and of course that initially
wouldn't run because it was untrusted from the internet and all that
good stuff, so I found the IBM note about how to fix it and got past
that.  Frustrating, but I figured it out.

Next I started it up and installed the Installation Manager succesfully.

Then, re-ran IM and added the respository for RDi 9.6, and started the
RDi install.   It ends with "The packages are installed with warnings",
and "Eclipse initialize returned with error status=1".   I clicked "View
Log".

The log shows "Reason: Bad Request (400)", followed by "Unable to
complete http conversation

https://www.ibm.com/software/respositorymanager/action/notifyInstallComplete

".
This is followed by a number of warning messages about initialize
failing and launcher not found.

I've tried it several times, always seem to get this error.

I can't understand why this is so hard.  I shouldn't have to download a
zip file, use xattr to modify the zip file so that the Mac will allow me
to install it, manually run the installer, manually add a repo, then
after all of that have it fail.  Any other software on the planet is 100
times easier to install and doesn't require all of these extra,
complicated steps.  Why is RDi so difficult?

And, why is it failing with Bad Request.   This looks a lot like an HTTP
400 Bad Request error, which would imply that the tool isn't generate
the HTTP request in a valid way...    why on earth would that happen?

Anyway, if you have any suggestions for how I can fix this, please let
me know.
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