The ZLM agent will not install on a SLES10 server (PPCX64 based).

  • 7001796
  • 05-Nov-2008
  • 30-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (PPCx64)
Novell ZENworks 7.2 Linux Management - ZLM7.2

Situation

Message returned after an attempted install of the ZLM72_Agent_with_IR2:

This is not a supported distribution for the ZENworks agent.

Detected SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (ppc64)


#cat /etc/SuSE-release
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (ppc)
VERSION = 10
PATCHLEVEL = 1

#uname -i
ppc64

Resolution

WORKAROUND:  Modify the distributions.xml found on the ZLM Agent CD (iso).

BEFORE
   <distro>
        <name>SuSE Linux Enterprise Server</name>
        <version>10</version>
        <arch>ppc</arch>
        <target>sles-10-ppc</target>
        <detect>
            <file source="/etc/SuSE-release" substring="SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (ppc)"/>
        </detect>
    </distro>

AFTER
    <distro>
        <name>SuSE Linux Enterprise Server</name>
        <version>10</version>
        <arch>ppc64</arch>
        <target>sles-10-ppc</target>
        <detect>
            <file source="/etc/SuSE-release" substring="SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (ppc)"/>
        </detect>
    </distro>

Status

Reported to Engineering

Additional Information

The distributions.xml on the ZLM72_Agent_with_IR2.ISO does not provide an entry for SLES10 ppc64 arch.

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