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2150076 - BI Platform 4.0/4.1 Installation Fails Due to Character Limit in Unix

Symptom

When running BI Platform installation in an AIX or Solaris server, the installer (setup.sh) first caches the deployment units. For example:

  • Deploy unit "platform.services.jobprocessing.authenticationupdateschedulingservice-4.0-core-nu" is being copied to: "/<BI_Platform_Install_Dir>/InstallData/InstallCache/"
    • Te.g. he resulting absolute path is:
      "/<BI_Platform_Install_Dir>/InstallData/InstallCache/platform.services.jobprocessing.authenticationupdateschedulingservice-4.0-core-nu/14.0.4.738/assemblycontent.zip"
    • This path would then be truncated to
      "/<BI_Platform_Install_Dir>/InstallData/InstallCache/platform.services.jobprocessing.authenticationupdateschedulingservice-4.0-core-nu/14.0.4.738/assemblycont"
      which causes the install to fail.
  • Installed core dumps at ~14%
  • Error in setupengine.log
    Error: Missing DU bundle file: /businesobjects/BO4/InstallData/InstallCache/<component>/<version>/assemblycontent.zip

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Environment

  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 4.0 and 4.1
  • IBM AIX or Oracle Solaris operating system

Product

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0 ; SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.1

Keywords

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