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ILMT 7.5 agent installation failing on AIX LPAR

Technote (troubleshooting)


Agent installation on AIX LPAR


Result of agent installer command:

# installp -acgXd ILMT-TAD4D-agent-7.5-aix-ppc ILMT-TAD4D-agent
Could not load program /usr/sbin/restbyname:
System error: Not enough space
installp: The specified device <location>/ILMT-TAD4D-agent-7.5-aix-ppc is not a valid device or file.


When a program is executing using the large address-space model, the operating system attempts to modify the soft limit on data size to match the maxdata value. If the maxdata value is larger than the current hard limit on data size, either the program will not execute if the XPG_SUS_ENV environment variable has the value set to ON, or the soft limit will be set to the current hard limit. If the maxdata value is smaller than the size of the program's static data, the program will not execute.

Diagnosing the problem

Values of environment variables can be displayed and checked if XPG_SUS_ENV variable has the value set to ON.

Resolving the problem

Variable XPG_SUS_ENV can be unset

1. Permanently in Profile file
Commonly, the Profile file is used to set environment variables and shell options. The Profile file in user home directory is a collection shell commands that are executed whenever you login. Review Profile file if XPG_SUS_ENV is set.
2. Temporary for user session
Execute command
# unset XPG_SUS_ENV

Document information

More support for: IBM License Metric Tool

Software version: 7.5

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: 1585692

Modified date: 08 February 2013