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Cannot install PSP on RHEL 6.1

Tim Yeung_1
Frequent Advisor

Cannot install PSP on RHEL 6.1

Hardware: bl460c-g7

OS:  RHEL 6.1 x86 64

 PSP:  psp-8.72.rhel6.x86_64.en.tar.gz


After installing RHEL 6.1 (basic server + desktop) on bl460c-g7, I tried to install PSP 8.72; but it sliently failed every time.  I've tried both CLI and GUI using the following commands, but they all immediately failed silently.  No logs created in /var/hp/logs either.


  • ./hpsum
  • ./hpsum /s
  • ./hpsum /h

Has anyone been able to install PSP on RHEL 6.1 (64-bit)?



Tim Yeung_1
Frequent Advisor

Xlib packages required - even using CLI

I figured out the problem.


I was using silent mode, so I didn't bother to install the i686 Xlibs.  But hpsum won't run (fails silently) unless all of the required Xlibs are installed.  The PSP 8.70 User Guide lists all of the required packages.  Install them all, including the GUI ones, then hpsum will work.