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scriptlet failed, exit status 255

Francesca Watts
Occasional Advisor

scriptlet failed, exit status 255

Trying to install and RPM package which doesnt seem to attempt much of the installation process. From what I have found on the Linux forums it seems to be O/S related rather than a problem within the software. There are various references to the problem with differing sw packages.

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=154094
[root@lonestar root]# ./install.sh
Checking for existing ISEE installation
ERROR: ISEE upgrade failed. See /var/opt/hpservices/installationNotes for detail
s.
Could not install ISEE. Exiting installation.
[root@lonestar root]# cat /var/opt/hpservices/installationNotes
#################### Begin ISEEPlatform Installation Mon Jul 18 10:06:14 BST 20
05 ####################
JRE version 1.4 was found in directory /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_01/bin
/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_01/bin/java: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version
1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.0.0, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), stripped
JRE version is suitable
Checking for existing ISEE installation
No existing ISEE installation found.
ISEE installation file is ISEEPlatform-5.1.350-853.i386.rpm
error: %pre(ISEEPlatform-5.1.350-853) scriptlet failed, exit status 255
error: install: %pre scriptlet failed (2), skipping ISEEPlatform-5.1.350-853
ERROR: ISEE upgrade failed. See /var/opt/hpservices/installationNotes for detail
s.
Could not install ISEE. Exiting installation.
#################### End ISEEPlatform Installation Mon Jul 18 10:06:14 BST 2005
####################

However ive sucessfully installed the package on another RH box without error!

Any ideas?
3 REPLIES
Gopi Sekar
Honored Contributor

Re: scriptlet failed, exit status 255


For me it looks like it is missing some dependency application or library.

post the output of "rpm --scripts -qp ISEEPlatform-5.1.350-853.i386.rpm"

This file should be there wherever the install.sh is or it may be extracted dynamically in to some temporary folder (mostly /tmp)

From the scripts it should be possible to find out the reason, so post the output and let us take a look at it

Regards,
Gopi
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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: scriptlet failed, exit status 255

I agree, there should be some dependency application complaint on the command line.

I would compare the rpm -qa output on the good box versus the bad and see what is missing.

You may need to rebuild the rpm database on the box that is having issues, it may be corrupt.

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Francesca Watts
Occasional Advisor

Re: scriptlet failed, exit status 255


Thanks guys, ill check the dependencies and compare