Unix agent install: Failed to find the target installation root dir
Last Updated May 20, 2009
The installation of the Altiris Agent for Unix, Linux and Mac fails with the following error:
Failed to find the Altiris Agent installation root dir
Failed to find the target installation root dir
There may or may not be another error regarding the agent being already installed.
Undetermined. It may be related to a previous installation in another directory.
In this situation, on a Solaris 10 client computer, we used a browser to connect to the NS7 server's NSCAP directory and downloaded each component of the agent installation individually. The agent directory is nscap\bin\UNIX\Agent\Solaris\x86. We downloaded all eight files.
At this point, the previous installation was removed and the new installation proceeded, as expected. However, since an NS server name was not specified, the configuration did not complete and the altiris process was not started. It may be possible to run the agent-upgrade with an NS server name, e.g.:
We then ran "/opt/altiris/notification/nsagent/bin/aex-configure -iconfigure", specified the NS7 server name at the first prompt, accepted the default values for the remaining prompt.
The altiris process started and the client computer was able to communicate properly with the NS7 server.
Applies To Altiris Agent for Unix, Linux and Mac 7.x.
Imported Document ID: TECH42135
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