Unix Agent install: 'Variable syntax' error during push install
Last Updated August 11, 2009
While performing a push installation of the NS Agent for Unix from the NS console, the installation fails on the client computer. The root user on the client is configured to run the 'c' shell. The following 'Variable syntax' error is found in the client-side installation log in /opt/altiris/notification/nsagent:
root @ mysolarisbox:/> echo ACTIVE SHELL IS $SHELL END ACTIVE SHELL IS /sbin/sh END root @ mysolarisbox:/> pkginfo -q ATRSnsclt; echo ERROR=$? Variable syntax root @ mysolarisbox:/> mkdir -p /opt/altiris/notification/nsagent; echo ERROR=$? Variable syntax root @ mysolarisbox:/>
In bourne shells, the status for shell commands is returned by the "$?' variable. In C-shells, it is returned by "$status".
Issuing a "$?" variable in a c-shell will return that 'variable syntax' error.
Imported Document ID: TECH43772
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