ZENworks agent install fails on Linux with "mkdir: Permission denied"

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  • 22-Oct-2013
  • 22-Oct-2013


Novell ZENworks Configuration Management Installation - Agent
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop


Installing the ZENworks agent on Linux
Running the install as a non-root, administrator user
The following error is seen running the install:

mkdir: Permission denied
Exiting with error code 5.


The installer must be run with root privileges. There are two options:

A. Login as the root user and run the installer again

B. Run the command with sudo as follows
   sudo ./<preagent-package-name>
   example: sudo ./PreAgentPkg_AgentLinuxComplete.bin