Installing Rational Software Modeller 7.5 on Fedora 11

  1. Because the installer uses text relocations you’ll need to relax your SELinux settings. Go to System -> Administration -> SELinux Management -> Status and set the Current Enforcing Mode to Permissive.
  2. Launch the installer and follow the wizard to completion (the remaining steps assume you accepted the default installation and workspace locations).
  3. Rational Software Modeller also uses text relocations at runtime so you need to run the following command before setting your Current Enforcing Mode back to Enforcing:
    sudo chcon -R -t textrel_shlib_t /opt/IBM
  4. If you try and launch the application at this point eclipse will crash and display an error dialog telling you to check <HOME>/IBM/rationalsdp/workspace/.metadata/.log. This bug is the result of a change in the xulrunner SDK which is required to display the eclipse welcome screen.
  5. To disable the welcome screen run the following command:
    echo "org.eclipse.ui/showIntro=false" > /tmp/noWelcomeScreen.ini

    Now append the following option to the launch command:

    -pluginCustomization /tmp/noWelcomeScreen.ini

    For example:

    opt/IBM/SDP/eclipse -product -pluginCustomization /tmp/noWelcomeScreen.ini
  6. Go to Application -> IBM Software Delivery Platform -> IBM Software Modeller
  7. Happy modelling!