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Uninstall SAPGUI for Java on Linux


From my previous posting, you have already learned how to install SAPGUI for Java on Linux and also how to configure them so you can connect and log on to SAP.

Now, I’ll explain to how to uninstall/remove SAPGUI for Java from your Linux system.

Using root user, type this command :

# java -jar PlatinGUI-Platform-Version-.jar uninstall

You can try it. Any comment and suggestion are welcome.

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Paid Support : Cheap SAP Print Management using Linux Client


My deepest regret that I have to do this in order to support me maintaining this blog since I have to maintain my internet connection. I need to charge to you if you want to get this simple information.

I am offering paid support to Basis who want to implement Linux Migration on workstation so that by using SAPGUI for Java on Linux can print smoothly as well as Windows-based SAPGUI client. On SAPGUI for Windows, you can easily print SAP documents. But you can’t do that when you’re using SAPGUI for Java on Linux.

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If you are interested in this solution, please call me on YM : devratt.

SAP on Linux: Virtualization on commodity hardware now officially supported


This is great news for Open Source Community. Finally, SAP on Linux has support its implementation on virtualization environment. Although not all virtualization technique is supported by SAP.

I found this great news on SAP SDN Network community. Here some SAP Notes showing you about SAP support on virtualization environment :

1122387 – Supported virtualization technologies with SAP

1122388 – Linux: VMware ESX Server 3 configuration guideline
962334 – SAP on Linux on XEN virtual machine

1048303 – Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5: Installation and upgrade
958253 – SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10: Installation notes

895807 – SAP support in virtualized Linux environments

I hope you – Linux fans (including me) – enjoy this fantastic news.

Searching for The Best Linux distros for SAP Workstation


In my previous “personal” projects, my client always keep asking me what’s linux distro that I use and recommended for SAP workstation. Before I answer that question, I always gave them some of SAPGUI requirements. Based on that requirements, even you can decide which linux distro is the best linux OS for SAPGUI.

Here some guidelines before choosing linux distros :

  • Must be able to run SUN java environment because SAPGUI for Java was the only SAPGUI client available for Linux right now. There is no native SAPGUI for Linux. Not like Windows OS.
  • Must have office suite applications such as OpenOffice.org, KOffice, etc.
  • (Optional) Having remote desktop applications so that your SAP helpdesk or IT/EDP crew can help you figure out what happened if something bad is happening on you linux environment.
  • (Optional) Having MP3 player, Movie Player, Chat application, etc…just kidding.

Based on this requirements, you can decide the best linux distro for your own.  Another consideration before choosing your company official linux distro to use are :

  • How long do your IT/EDP crew to prepare a single desktop PC until its ready to be used ? If your choosen linux distro had already shipped with SUN java, OpenOffice an all applications you need then you’ll ready to boot your client just in a few minutes. This is the reason why I am using Vector Linux 5.0 SOHO and Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO edition. I recommend them as SAPGUI-ready distro 😀
  • Linux support and documentation. Soon or later, you’ll need help when installing or operating linux distro as SAPGUI workstation. Some of linux distro are well supported by big company such as Redhat, Novell, Xandros, Linspire, etc. Maybe one day you’ll need their support. For me, I prefer community based linux because I do not use complicated setting or configuration on my linux client. But, your bozz will decide this, right ?? Usually, well established company are still need legal support from another company support. You can get this support from your native or local company. (FYI, my private company, Ardhian Linux Shop are providing SAP support and also Linux PC and server support for Indonesia. Hope for my all over the world clients :D. Who knows ?? )
  • Regular linux distro release. Computer programs always have bugs. So, you always need to update or –radically– upgrade your linux distro. Ubuntu is one of the best linux that give their promise to be regular release every 6 months. You can rely on that.

I use Ubuntu and Vector Linux for my office. Of course, you can also use another linux distro such as PC Linux OS, Linux Mint, Freespire, etc.

Happy migrating your “pirated” Windows version to Linux !

Installation and Configuration of SAPGUI for Java on Linux


Based on many questions in my email inbox, asking how to install and configure SAPGUI for Java on Linux, here I’ll explain it briefly.

Prepare these stuffs before you can proceed to installation :

  1. You have to make sure that your Linux system has been installed with JRE (Java Runtime Environment) from SUN Microsystem (http://java.sun.com). If you don;t have it, just download it from here. Some of linux distros such as Fedora, Ubuntu, OpenSuSE etc using JRE from GNU called GIJ (GNU for Java). We can’t use this JRE. We need to replaced it. I’ll show you how to changed it later.

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