Troubleshooting installations on CentOS 7


Difficulties when installing a BMC Client Management master on CentOS 7.


When installing a master with the default parameters on Linux CentOS 7 x64 with a PostgreSQL database on the same device at the end of the installation, the following error message may appear:

Changing configuration files...
awk: cmd. line:1: $1!="SSL" && $1 != "CertAuth" && $1 != "CertTrusted" && $1!="PAC" && $1!="ConnectionQueueMaxSize" $1!="Mode" && /^.*$/ {print}
awk: cmd. line:1: ^ syntax error

This error occurs on CentOS 7 x64 because the awk version is 4.0.2. On a CentOS 6.4 x64, the master installs without problems, because the awk version is 3.1.7.


  1. Open the file
  2. Remove $1!="Mode" from the file.
  3. Start the master installation again.
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