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Trying Install 12.10 on MAC OS Big Sur ...

  • 1.  Trying Install 12.10 on MAC OS Big Sur ...

    Posted Thu March 18, 2021 02:02 PM
    Hi,

    When we try to install package Informix 12.10 for "Mac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" on a Mac OS "Big Sur" the "ids_install.app" is "forbidden".

    Trying "./ids_install -i console" doesn't work ..

    Can somebody help ?

    Thank in advance

    Regards

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    Garcia Benjamin
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  • 2.  RE: Trying Install 12.10 on MAC OS Big Sur ...

    Posted Thu March 18, 2021 02:27 PM
    As far as I know it wouldn't work there anyway since use of /INFORMIXTMP no longer would be possible.

    (We might actually be waiting on someone wanting this problem to be solved, one way or another.)

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    Andreas Legner
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  • 3.  RE: Trying Install 12.10 on MAC OS Big Sur ...

    Posted Fri March 19, 2021 04:42 AM
    Hello Garcia,

    you should change some OS setting to allow installation:

    a) change kernel parameters following instructions in machine notes - for some MacOS can report there are invalid values
    b) solve problem with /INFORMIXTMP dir as Catalina and higher restricts access to system folders and / is readonly and it must be avoided via config in /etc/synthetic.conf - see for more details
    https://derflounder.wordpress.com/2020/01/18/creating-root-level-directories-and-symbolic-links-on-macos-catalina/
    you create directory, for example
    mkdir /Users/<some_path>/INFORMIXTMP
    chmod 777 /Users/<some_path>/INFORMIXTMP
    then you should put the following row in /etc/synthetic.conf file:

    INFORMIXTMP<tab - mandatory not space!>Users/<some_path>/INFORMIXTMP

    then try install Informix

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    Milan Rafaj
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  • 4.  RE: Trying Install 12.10 on MAC OS Big Sur ...

    Posted Fri March 19, 2021 05:17 AM
    Hi,

    Thank you, we 'll try that.

    Regards

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    Garcia Benjamin
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