Fix Informix install errors

Installing Informix on some Linux one can get this error.

“/opt/informix # ./ids_install
Preparing to install…
Extracting the JRE from the installer archive…
Unpacking the JRE…
Extracting the installation resources from the installer archive…
Configuring the installer for this system’s environment…

Launching installer…

An internal LaunchAnywhere application error has occured and this application cannot proceed. (LAX)

Stack Trace:

IllegalArgumentException: Invalid Unicode sequence: illegal character
at java.util.Properties.load(
at java.util.Properties.load(
at com.zerog.lax.LAX.<init>(DashoA10*..)
at com.zerog.lax.LAX.main(DashoA10*..)
root@pepper /opt/informix # “

To fix this just change the prompt to something else

export PS1=$

Now rerun:




./ids_install -javahome none

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