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LDS Tech IDE Windows Installer not working

Postby ilikesci » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:59 pm

Hello,
Just want to let someone know that I downloaded LDS-Tech-IDE-win32 and LDS-Tech-IDE-win64 installers and they have not been working. I get the following error: The installer could not be launched. I assume it has to do with java especially since I download the jar and it installed ok. I have eclipse and tomcat already installed and working so I will probably not spend much time on this. Wanted to see what you have installed into the eclipse environment and see if I need to install anything.

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Micah

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Postby ilikesci » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:04 pm

Ok it is a problem since I ran the jar there is lds_tech_ide.exe file or eclipse.exe file. That leads back to the original problem. Why does the windows installers do not work?

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Postby ilikesci » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:44 pm

Since there was no exe file with the jar installation and the other installation files were not working on my computer has anybody been able to install the lds-tech-ide? I installed the jar file on Fedora 15 and it would not run the program lds-tech under eclipse and gave the error the file is a binary file. It has the right permissions to execute.

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Postby johnsonth » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:33 pm

I just pinged someone who works on this IDE who might be able to help you.

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Postby YoungstromMJ » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:53 am

Hey Micah,

A couple of things:

1. When you open a command prompt and execute java -version in windows what is printed out? Is it the version you installed? Sometimes older versions of Java get installed in the Windows/System32 directory and mess up the ide installer executable.

2. For linux you can find the installation instructions: https://tech.lds.org/wiki/Getting_started_with_the_LDSTech_IDE_(Java_WebApp_platform) To launch the .jar installer you need to execute java -jar lds-tech-ide-gtk64-installer.jar or java -r lds-tech-ide-gtk32-installer.jar.

3. If all else fails you can take your vanilla running eclipse and just install our plugins in it. If you're running Eclipse 3.6.2 then add the following update sites:

https://code.lds.org/downloads/lds-tech-ide/update/e36-thirdparty/
https://code.lds.org/downloads/lds-tech-ide/update/e36/
and install all the plugins from the later.

If you're running Eclipse 3.7 we have beta support for that. You would add these update sites for eclipse 3.7:
https://code.lds.org/downloads/lds-tech-ide/update/e37-thirdparty/
https://code.lds.org/downloads/lds-tech-ide/update/e37/

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Postby YoungstromMJ » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:54 am

Also FYI, the forum the java guys generally monitor is:

https://tech.lds.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?98

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Postby ilikesci » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:35 am

Hello,
Thank You for your reply. I will start with linux since it installed. I go under ../LDSTech/eclipse/ and there is a executable file named lds-tech. When I try to run it with ./lds-tech I get: "bash: ./lds-tech: cannot execute binary file". So that is installed but does not run. If I need to go deeper into the directories and run something else I was not sure.
As for the Windows installers they do not even install, both 32 and 64 bit. After double clicking the file under explorer it extracts the file/files and then pops up with a dialog box saying: The installer could not be launched. Since java is used for linux I assume the windows installer is in java as well. I am using jdk 1.7.0. I have been going over my java book and know javac and java is working. So do you have a clue why the windows installers are not working? Maybe the installation script is having trouble activating windows installer correctly? This might help anyone else that downloads the installers and tries to get them to install.

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Micah

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Postby aebrown » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:49 am

YoungstromMJ wrote:Also FYI, the forum the java guys generally monitor is:

https://tech.lds.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?98


MODERATOR NOTE: I moved this thread from the General Discussions forum to the Java Web Project Support (Stack) forum.
Questions that can benefit the larger community should be asked in a public forum, not a private message.

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Postby ilikesci » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:51 am

Hello,
Thank you for those eclipse links. I added those to my eclipse install new software sites and will go about downloading from there. I did look through some of the documentation on the web site but did not catch those. Maybe that could be added to the wiki somewhere? Thanks again.

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Postby YoungstromMJ » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:56 am

Hopefully you get working with just the update sites. In the meantime I hope you'll help us continue debugging these other problems your having to we can potentially improve this installation process for others.
When I try to run it with ./lds-tech I get: "bash: ./lds-tech: cannot execute binary file".

Executing lds-tech is the correct thing to do.

When you installed the linux ldstech ide did you install the 32bit or 64bit?
When the installer asked for your java home location did you specify the 32bit java or 64bit java? If you look in the lds-tech.ini file it will specify the java you choose during installation. The bit architecture of java and the bit architecture of the ide must match.
As for the Windows installers they do not even install, both 32 and 64 bit. After double clicking the file under explorer it extracts the file/files and then pops up with a dialog box saying: The installer could not be launched.

We see this usually when there is an old java sitting around on the machine. Send the output of executing "java -version" from a windows command prompt. This will help debug the windows problem.

Mike


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