Installation of TIBCO Spotfire® Advanced Data Services on a Linux system fails. In your cmd session, and also logged in the the CompositeInstall.log file, you see errors like the following:
chown: `mysql': invalid user chown: `mysql': invalid user chown: `mysql': invalid user Installing MySQL system tables... [Warning] option 'thread_stack': unsigned value 126976 adjusted to 131072 [ERROR] Fatal error: Can't change to run as user 'mysql' ; Please check that the user exists! 090617 20:00:14 [ERROR] Aborting 090617 20:00:14 [Note] /opt/Composite_Software/CIS_5.0.0/apps/mysql-5_0_72/bin/mysqld: Shutdown complete
This is a known, but not reliably reproducible, issue. The solution is to manually create a 'mysql' user on the system before doing the installation. You can use the below command to accomplish this:
This user can then be removed after the install completes.
- TIBCO Spotfire® Advanced Data Services 6.x
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5.x, 6.x
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.x, 11.x