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KB-4422: Centrify 2014 upgrade issue fails on Solaris Global Zone

Centrify DirectControl ,  

12 April,16 at 11:47 AM

Applies to:

Centrify DirectControl 5.0.x/5.x on Solaris 10 platforms only

Problem:


When attempting to upgrade to Centrfy DirectControl 5.x agent  on Solaris Global Zone, the following error 
is observed in the /var/log/centrifydc-install.log.


Solaris 10 install failed in global zone with:

 /usr/sbin/adclient
ERROR: failed to stop adclient, exiting ...
 
Error detected.
Exiting ...
EXIT CODE: 27

 
The install fails with the same error even if the adclient process is manually stopped in the Global zone.
 
Answer:
 

This issue happens when having adclient running in non-global zone(s) while upgrading from global zone.

The adclient process needs to be stopped in non-global zones need to be stopped in order to perform the upgrade.

The existing install.sh script is looking at all adclient processes using "ps -ef" in all the zones (not just the global zone) and will not continue even though
it has stopped the adclient in the global zone. It is preferred to use "ps -z global" when installing in global zone
 
Customer should not edit the install.sh script themselves.

Attached to this article is a patched install.sh script.

Customer need to download the same which will allow them to install in the global zone.
 
This patch will be incorporated in future release of the product.
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