1898757 - Export fails with error: Executable directory 'undefined' must exist | SAP Knowledge Base Article

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1898757 - Export fails with error: Executable directory 'undefined' must exist

Symptom

When using Software Provisioning Manager to perform the export of system copy, SAPinst fails at "Export ABAP" phase and pops up the following error:

  • Last error reported by the step: Assertion failed: in NW_ABAP_Export.stepPreconditions: Executable directory 'undefined' must exist

From sapinst_dev.log under installation directory, following traces can be observed:

  • Error messages can be found at the end of the log, similar as below:

ERROR 2013-08-08 23:09:30.260 [sixxcstepexecute.cpp:916]
FCO-00011 The step stepPreconditions with step key |NW_Export|ind|ind|ind|ind|0|0|NW_ABAP_Export_Dialog|ind|ind|ind|ind|abapUnload|0|NW_ABAP_Export|ind|ind|ind|ind|0|0|stepPreconditions was executed with status ERROR ( Last error reported by the step: Assertion failed: in NW_ABAP_Export.stepPreconditions: Executable directory 'undefined' must exist).

  • Before the above error message, a pattern of traces are logged repeatedly, similar as below:

TRACE 2013-08-08 23:09:29.170
FSPath(/opt/java1.4/bin) done

TRACE 2013-08-08 23:09:29.170
FSPath(/opt/java1.4/bin).concat(R3load)

TRACE 2013-08-08 23:09:29.180
FSPath(R3load) done

TRACE 2013-08-08 23:09:29.180
FSPath(/opt/java1.4/bin/R3load) done

TRACE 2013-08-08 23:09:29.180
FSPath(/opt/java1.4/bin).concat() done: /opt/java1.4/bin/R3load

TRACE 2013-08-08 23:09:29.180
FSPath(/opt/java1.4/bin/R3load).isExisting(undefined)

TRACE 2013-08-08 23:09:29.180
FSPath(/opt/java1.4/bin/R3load).isExisting() done: false

  • At the beginning of the patterns, the environment variables of user <sid>adm are recorded at below step:

TRACE 2013-08-08 23:09:29.160
User(tstadm).getLoginEnvironment() done: Properties({

 


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Environment

This issue can happen on SAP systems based on:

  • NetWeaver 7.0 & NetWeaver 7.0 EHP1/EHP2
  • NetWeaver 7.3 & NetWeaver 7.3 EHP1
  • NetWeaver 7.4

Product

SAP NetWeaver all versions

Keywords

migration, SL toolset, SWPM, sapinst.log,  keydb.xml, control.xml, assertion failed, DIR_EXECUTABLE, system copy, , KBA , BC-INS-MIG , OS/DB Migrations with SWPM and DB refresh , Problem

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