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Installation of Spectrum on Redhat Linux is failing


Article ID: 50058


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CA Spectrum DX NetOps


When trying to install Spectrum on Redhat Linux the following error is encountered ....

Graphical installers are not supported by the VM. The console mode will be used instead...

Invocation of this Java Application has caused an InvocationTargetException. This application will now exit. (LAX)


Release: Any version installed on Linux up to included.


Missing the libXtst RedHat Package Manager (RPM) which is required for a GUI install.

In the Linux host, there is only the x64 (64 bits) version of libXtst library installed.

rpm -qa libXtst

You have to install the i686 (32 bits) version of the libXtst library. Both version must be installed (32 and 64 bits):

rpm -qa libXtst
libXtst-1.2.3-1.el7.x86_64  (64 bits)
libXtst-1.2.3-1.el7.i686    (32 bits)


Install the libXtst RPM and its dependencies. 

NOTE: Both the 32 bit and 64 bit libXtst RPM and its dependencies are required.

An alternative would be to do a Spectrum distributed install, which excludes the GUI's from the install process.

Additional Information

Please reference the "System Requirements for Linux" section of the documentation for more information.