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Please find below my findings and slight frustrations of installing MashZone on Linux (Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop Edition).

After installing the base files using the Software AG Installer, you will find a binary executable "aris_mashzone_setup_Linux-32bit.bin" in the "mashzone" directory. Copy this file to a different location if you want to use the same location for installing (like I did).

If you execute the .bin file, the InstallAnywhere installer will guide you through the installation process.

Curiosity 1: Starting MashZone

Starting MashZone was a bit of finding the right approach. The startup script "" requires a parameter "start" without which it will not start (!).

Curiosity 2: Opening MashZone in the browser

The MashZone installation confirmation will show you a URL "http://machine-name:16360/mashzone" but there is a fair chance this doesn't work, depending on your network setup. Replacing "machine-name" bij "localhost" may not resolve this, but using "" works just fine.

Hope you'll get it working too :)

Christian Schuit

SAG Global Competence Center (NL)

by Florian Kall
Posted on Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:42

Hello Christian,

First of all, please keep in mind that Ubuntu isn't officially supported for ARIS MashZone. Supported distributions are Suse Linux Enterprise 11.3 and Redhat Enterprise Linux 5.

Nevertheless, I tried to reproduce your problems on a Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop system.

1) The script doesn't use or require any parameters. On Suse Linux or Redhat you can start it from the terminal via "sh". Ubuntu uses Dash instead of Bash shell by default which leads to some problems with our scripts. Therefore launch the script with "bash" on a Ubuntu system. On my 10.10 test system, it worked like a charm.

2) The MashZone setup always uses the machine name to build the URL included in the My_MashZone.html summary file. Like you've mentioned, it might be a network problem on your side. I had no problem opening MashZone with the machine name included in the URL (http://florian-virtualbox:16360/mashzone/......)

I hope I could help you. If you have further questions regarding the MashZone setup, tell me.

Kind Regards,




by Christian Schuit Author
Posted on Mon, 07/11/2011 - 11:34

Hi Florian,

Thanks for the update. I am aware that Ubuntu is not supported but since I am running it on my laptop, I just had try. And as with most, it works well.

As for the script, I am using Bash and tried the "bash ..." option but for some reason it refused. Not to worry, though, the workaround works fine.

The hostname issue is to do with the setup of my local loopback.

Neither of these are problems. I just posted them here for others who run into them.

Thamks for your reply.



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