How can i start Conflunce installation in console mode?


i want to try Confluence and installed a fresh CentOS 7 Server without X Server.
All requirements are installed.
I am executing "atlassian-confluence-6.5.0-x64.bin" and the following message appears:

# ./atlassian-confluence-6.5.0-x64.bin
Unpacking JRE ...
Starting Installer ...
Nov 10, 2017 4:44:34 PM java.util.prefs.FileSystemPreferences$2 run
INFO: Created system preferences directory in java.home.
Could not display the GUI. This application needs access to an X Server.
You can also run this application in console mode without
access to an X server by passing the argument -c

If i execute "./atlassian-confluence-6.5.0-x64.bin -c" he doesnt seem to get the "-c" and i get the same error again.

How can i start the setup explicit in console mode?

3 answers

yum -y install lyx-fonts

This command fixes problem

YAY!  This solution solved the problem for me on CentOS 7.4.  Didn't need all of X or ipv6.

I have the same Problem. 

Same priblem. It is impossible upgrade confluence on CentOS 7

my problem is solved.  In my System the Hostname (FQDN) and reverse DNS are not the same (etc/hosts too) 

IPv6 must be NOT disabled totaly. the java will not work without ipv6 stack.

after fixing the naming settings, the console setup starts automatically and runs without failures.

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This is quite a difficult one to deal with.  When I use the -c flag, it asks questions in plain text and runs all the way through.

I'm on a pretty much off-the-shelf Ubuntu install.  What OS are you on?

Hi Nic,
as written above: I am using CentOS.
I am now thinking about using Debian just for testing confluence - which isn´t a real solution to the problem.

Switching distribution is not the solution.

I suspect you're missing something like ncurses on CentOS, but the -c flag is failing to tell you what it needs beyond a gui.

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