Installing Talend Open Studio For Big Data 5.5.1 on Redhat 6.4


Recently, Talend Open Studio For Big Data was recommended for me, so I thought I’d try it out.

But as I’ve so often encountered with Java on Linux, the install was a long process, full of java error stacks, google searches, research, trial and error, debugging, forum posts, and so on. Sigh, not again!

Here’s what I did to get Talend Big Data to install and work.  Big errors I encountered are detailed at the bottom.

 

Talend Open Studio 5.5.1

Talend Open Studio 5.5.1

 

Download Talend Big Data Software:

Download Talend Open Studio For Big Data from here:
http://www.talend.com/download/big-data

The 1010 meg file I downloaded was: TOS_BD-r118616-V5.5.1.zip.

 

Java:

Java is a prerequisite for Talend to work. Talend support says that Java JDK 1.7 is required, and that Talend is not certified with OpenJDK. Although, now that I’ve got it working, so far, my installation works with either version.

/usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-openjdk.x86_64/bin/java  -version
java version “1.7.0_25”
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (rhel-2.3.10.4.0.1.el6_4-x86_64)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.7-b01, mixed mode)

/usr/java/jdk1.7.0_67/bin/java -version
java version “1.7.0_67”
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_67-b01)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.65-b04, mixed mode)

 

Packages:

Ensure that these packages are installed:
eclipse
libhunspell/hunspell
and the correct version of xulrunner

 

Package – Eclipse:

Eclipse packages are used extensively with Talend Big Data. There were already many Eclipse packages on my server, and I didn’t have to install any more.

 

Package – hunspell:

My server had the package, hunspell, already installed.

rpm -qa | grep -i “hunspell” | sort
hunspell-1.2.8-16.el6.x86_64
hunspell-devel-1.2.8-16.el6.x86_64
hunspell-en-0.20090216-7.1.el6.noarch

And there were files: libhunspell*, on the filesystem.

find / -type f  2> /dev/null  | grep -i “libhunsp”
/usr/lib64/libhunspell-1.2.so.0.0.0

ls -l /usr/lib64/libhunsp*
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root     24 Jun  3  2013 /usr/lib64/libhunspell-1.2.so -> libhunspell-1.2.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root     24 Jun  3  2013 /usr/lib64/libhunspell-1.2.so.0 -> libhunspell-1.2.so.0.0.0
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 269448 Jul 23  2010 /usr/lib64/libhunspell-1.2.so.0.0.0

rpm -q -f  /usr/lib64/libhunspell-1.2.so.0.0.0
hunspell-1.2.8-16.el6.x86_64

But using yum, there was no package, libhunspell, to install. And I couldn’t find any guidance on whether I needed libhunspell.

yum  list available *libhunspel*

Error: No matching Packages to list

yum  list available *libhunspel*
– lists 105 possible packages for different languages, such as, hunspell-fr.noarch.

In the end, the install worked with the package hunspell.

 

Package – xulrunner:

The package xulrunner, is one of those situations where you can’t have the latest version of the package. You have to have the version specific to Talend. Surprise!

At first I used yum to install xulrunner. yum downloaded 15 packages totalling 63 megabytes in size. Then it proceeded to update, install, cleanup and verify these same and other packages, and there were 62 rows of output from yum.

rpm -qa | grep -i “xulrunn”
xulrunner-17.0.10-1.0.1.el6_4.x86_64

However, this turned out to be the wrong version. When I used this version, I kept getting java error stacks, about 69 lines long.

ERROR: The internal web browser can not be access,the starting page won’t be displayed
java.lang.Exception: The internal web browser can not be access,the starting page won’t be displayed
at org.talend.rcp.intro.starting.StartingBrowser.createPartControl(StartingBrowser.java:57)

at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.invokeFramework(Main.java:619)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.basicRun(Main.java:574)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.run(Main.java:1407)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.main(Main.java:1383)

The Talend docs say that the XULRunner package versions that are supported are v1.8.x – 1.9.x and v3.6.x.

If you can login to Talend, see these docs for the instructions on where to download the correct version of xulrunner.
https://help.talend.com/display/KB/Exception+while+installing+Talend+Studio+on+a+Linux+system

I downloaded the file:  xulrunner-1.9.2.28pre.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2

Copy the file to:
/usr/local/lib

cd /usr/local/lib

bunzip2  xulrunner-1.9.2.28pre.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2
tar -xvf  xulrunner-1.9.2.28pre.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar

 

.ini file:

Change the last line in Talend’s .ini file to reflect this path:

cd /talend/bigdata/TOS_BD-r118616-V5.5.1

cat  ./TOS_BD-linux-gtk-x86_64.ini

-vmargs
-Xms512m
-Xmx1536m
-XX:MaxPermSize=512m
-Dfile.encoding=UTF-8
-Dorg.eclipse.swt.browser.XULRunnerPath=/usr/local/lib/xulrunner

 

Environment Variables:

Set the environment variables before starting Talend Big Data.

export JAVA_PATH=/usr/java/jdk1.7.0_67/bin/
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.7.0_67
export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH

cd /talend/bigdata/TOS_BD-r118616-V5.5.1
./TOS_BD-linux-gtk-x86_64 &

I changed the PATH variable specifically for Talend, because Oracle and other software on my server have been configured to use different versions of java.

Finally, it worked, and a screen with links came up.  When I clicked on the link for tutorials, Firefox started and the link opened.

Talend Open Studio 5.5.1

Talend Open Studio 5.5.1

 

Useful Links:

Exception while installing Talend Studio on a Linux system
https://help.talend.com/display/KB/Exception+while+installing+Talend+Studio+on+a+Linux+system

Installing the XULRunner package (for Linux users)
https://help.talend.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=19422829

Does Talend Open Studio run on LINUX?
http://www.talendforge.org/forum/viewtopic.php?id=37726

Debian Wheezy problem – error stack
http://www.talendforge.org/forum/viewtopic.php?id=22630

Installation of XULRunner under Linux is very out dated
https://jira.talendforge.org/browse/DOCT-3403

Debian Wheezy problem
http://www.talendforge.org/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=145770

 

Errors:

When I first installed Talend Big Data, with the xulrunner package I installed via yum, there was some very strange behavior.

 

Eclipse Error:

When I ran a command for eclipse,
eclipse –help

Talend Big Data started!!! This was bizarre!

Now that I’ve installed the correct packages, eclipse starts in the normal manner:

eclipse –help
CompilerOracle: exclude org/eclipse/core/internal/dtree/DataTreeNode.forwardDeltaWith
CompilerOracle: exclude org/eclipse/jdt/internal/compiler/lookup/ParameterizedMethodBinding.<init>
CompilerOracle: exclude org/eclipse/cdt/internal/core/dom/parser/cpp/semantics/CPPTemplates.instantiateTemplate
CompilerOracle: exclude org/eclipse/cdt/internal/core/pdom/dom/cpp/PDOMCPPLinkage.addBinding
CompilerOracle: exclude org/python/pydev/editor/codecompletion/revisited/PythonPathHelper.isValidSourceFile
CompilerOracle: exclude org/python/pydev/ui/filetypes/FileTypesPreferencesPage.getDottedValidSourceFiles

 

Java Error Stacks:

The other behavior and error that I got was:

export JAVA_PATH=/usr/java/jdk1.7.0_67/bin/
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.7.0_67
export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH

cd /talend/bigdata/TOS_BD-r118616-V5.5.1
./TOS_BD-linux-gtk-x86_64 &

Talend Big Data starts
I get the splash screen to select the data project

Talend Open Studio Big Data Choose Project

Talend Open Studio

[caption id="attachment_1742" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Talend Open Studio Big Data Choose Project Talend Open Studio Big Data Choose Project

Choose: Data_Integration_Demos, Open
It proceeds.
Talend would open.
Then, a big error stack would occur in the window where Talend was launched from.

ERROR: The internal web browser can not be access,the starting page won’t be displayed
java.lang.Exception: The internal web browser can not be access,the starting page won’t be displayed
at org.talend.rcp.intro.starting.StartingBrowser.createPartControl(StartingBrowser.java:57)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorReference.createPartHelper(EditorReference.java:670)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorReference.createPart(EditorReference.java:465)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPartReference.getPart(WorkbenchPartReference.java:595)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.PartPane.setVisible(PartPane.java:313)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.presentations.PresentablePart.setVisible(PresentablePart.java:180)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.presentations.util.PresentablePartFolder.select(PresentablePartFolder.java:270)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.presentations.util.LeftToRightTabOrder.select(LeftToRightTabOrder.java:65)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.presentations.util.TabbedStackPresentation.selectPart(TabbedStackPresentation.java:473)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.PartStack.refreshPresentationSelection(PartStack.java:1254)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.PartStack.setSelection(PartStack.java:1207)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.PartStack.showPart(PartStack.java:1606)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.PartStack.add(PartStack.java:497)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorStack.add(EditorStack.java:103)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.PartStack.add(PartStack.java:483)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorStack.add(EditorStack.java:112)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorSashContainer.addEditor(EditorSashContainer.java:63)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorAreaHelper.addToLayout(EditorAreaHelper.java:225)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorAreaHelper.addEditor(EditorAreaHelper.java:213)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorManager.createEditorTab(EditorManager.java:778)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorManager.openEditorFromDescriptor(EditorManager.java:677)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorManager.openEditor(EditorManager.java:638)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage.busyOpenEditorBatched(WorkbenchPage.java:2860)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage.busyOpenEditor(WorkbenchPage.java:2768)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage.access$11(WorkbenchPage.java:2760)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage$10.run(WorkbenchPage.java:2711)
at org.eclipse.swt.custom.BusyIndicator.showWhile(BusyIndicator.java:70)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage.openEditor(WorkbenchPage.java:2707)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage.openEditor(WorkbenchPage.java:2691)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage.openEditor(WorkbenchPage.java:2674)
at org.talend.rcp.intro.ApplicationWorkbenchWindowAdvisor.showStarting(ApplicationWorkbenchWindowAdvisor.java:331)
at org.talend.rcp.intro.ApplicationWorkbenchWindowAdvisor.postWindowOpen(ApplicationWorkbenchWindowAdvisor.java:244)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchWindow.fireWindowOpened(WorkbenchWindow.java:1332)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchWindow.open(WorkbenchWindow.java:798)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench$66.runWithException(Workbench.java:3660)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.StartupThreading$StartupRunnable.run(StartupThreading.java:31)
at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.RunnableLock.run(RunnableLock.java:35)
at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Synchronizer.runAsyncMessages(Synchronizer.java:134)
at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display.runAsyncMessages(Display.java:3515)
at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display.readAndDispatch(Display.java:3164)
at org.eclipse.ui.application.WorkbenchAdvisor.openWindows(WorkbenchAdvisor.java:803)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench$31.runWithException(Workbench.java:1567)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.StartupThreading$StartupRunnable.run(StartupThreading.java:31)
at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.RunnableLock.run(RunnableLock.java:35)
at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Synchronizer.runAsyncMessages(Synchronizer.java:134)
at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display.runAsyncMessages(Display.java:3515)
at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display.readAndDispatch(Display.java:3164)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench.runUI(Workbench.java:2548)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench.access$4(Workbench.java:2438)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench$7.run(Workbench.java:671)
at org.eclipse.core.databinding.observable.Realm.runWithDefault(Realm.java:332)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench.createAndRunWorkbench(Workbench.java:664)
at org.eclipse.ui.PlatformUI.createAndRunWorkbench(PlatformUI.java:149)
at org.talend.rcp.intro.Application.start(Application.java:159)
at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.app.EclipseAppHandle.run(EclipseAppHandle.java:196)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseAppLauncher.runApplication(EclipseAppLauncher.java:110)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseAppLauncher.start(EclipseAppLauncher.java:79)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.run(EclipseStarter.java:369)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.run(EclipseStarter.java:179)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:57)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.invokeFramework(Main.java:619)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.basicRun(Main.java:574)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.run(Main.java:1407)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.main(Main.java:1383)

 

Talend started, but the GUI was missing the internal links.

 

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One Response to Installing Talend Open Studio For Big Data 5.5.1 on Redhat 6.4

  1. Thank you ! Running SLES 12 and all I needed to install was the required version of Xulrunner for BD v6.1.

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