ZendStudio/Ubuntu Reloaded

2008-08-29 08:08:31 Back when installing ZendStudio 5.5.0 on Ubuntu I sometimes had the following error:
An internal LaunchAnywhere application error has occured and this application cannot proceed. (LAX)

Stack Trace:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Malformed \uxxxx encoding.
at java.util.Properties.loadConvert(Unknown Source)
at java.util.Properties.load(Unknown Source)
at com.zerog.common.java.util.PropertiesUtil.loadProperties(DashoA8113)
at com.zerog.lax.LAX.<init>(DashoA8113)
at com.zerog.lax.LAX.main(DashoA8113)
This is because the \u variable of bash (username in the prompt) is mistaken for an (illegal) \uXXXX unicode character. After searching back then I found out (and back then it wasn't #1 hit on a google search) that you just have to temporarily alter your .bashrc: (fa@don):(~) $ echo 'export PS1="# "' >> .bashrc
(fa@don):(~) $ source ~/.bashrc

then start the installer and after you're finished, removed the last line and source it again.

For another problem, see that posting.


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