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If WAS can be installed on Ubuntu, how to config & install?

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In the next link you have the Linux distributions offically supported by WebSphere Application Server 8.5

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/prodguid/v1r0/clarity-reports/report/html/softwareReqsForProduct?deliverableId=1307977887217&osPlatform=Linux

Only AsianLinux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Suse Linux Enterprise are officialy supported, not Ubuntu.

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Though Ubuntu to is not an supported OS by IBM for WebSphere, it is possible to install WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 8.5 on Ubuntu for development environment.

  1. Prerequisites

You need to install some prerequisites packages. Run following command to install the same.

sudo apt-get install libxtst6 libgtk2.0-0 libc6:i386 libgcc1:i386 libgtk2.0-0:i386 libswt-glx-gtk-3-jni:i386 libswt-gnome-gtk-3-jni:i386 libstdc++6:i386

Change the default shell. sudo mv /bin/sh /bin/sh.org sudo ln -s /bin/bash /bin/sh

  1. Download the binaries from IBM Web site.
  2. Extract the binaries to a temp location.
  3. Start Installation Manager.
  4. Add repository.config file.You will get this file in the extracted binaries.
  5. Click on Install button to start the installation

Source : How to Install WebSphere Application Server on Ubuntu

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