Problem installing Server Express

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Problem installing Server Express

Created On:  11 April 2011

Problem:

Installing Server Express gives an error message "install error, check disk space/permissions and try again".

Resolution:

This is a generic error message and will be displayed for a number of different reasons.  You can verify the reason by running the install script with the -x flag to get debug information:

> sh -x install

This will show each command in the script that is executed.


+ '[' -f /opt/microfocus/cobol/etc/cobopt ']'
+ '[' x./usr/lib64/gcc/x86_64-suse-linux/4.3/32 '!=' x. ']'
+ chmod 644 /opt/microfocus/cobol/etc/cobopt
+ ed /opt/microfocus/cobol/etc/cobopt
+ /opt/microfocus/cobol/./bin/cobgetmsg -s2 -p/opt/microfocus/cobol/. -e install.lng 6

install error, check disk space/permissions and try again
+ exit 1


In the above example, the ed command failed while trying to modify /opt/microfocus/cobol/etc/cobopt.  Investigation showed that the ed editor was not installed as part of the SuSE Linux installation.  After installing ed the installation worked correctly.
Incident #2509088
Old KB# 33878