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Trying to install Storage Foundation Basic on CentOS? It doesn’t work

Running Storage Foundation Basic installer was giving me an error message saying perl was not found

root@centos6veritas:/tmp/veritas/dvd3-sfbasic/rhel6_x86_64# ./installer
Error: Cannot find perl to execute ./installer

The installer script checks the binary on the directory of your distribution/perl. Since this is not a genuine Red Hat Enterprise Linux, a workaround is needed.

root@centos6veritas:/tmp/veritas/dvd3-sfbasic/rhel6_x86_64/perl # ln -s RHEL6x8664 SLES10x8664

root@centos6veritas:/tmp/veritas/dvd3-sfbasic/rhel6_x86_64/perl # ls -l
total 4
drwxrwxr-x. 4 root root 4096 Oct 28 07:16 RHEL6x8664
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 10 Feb 21 00:41 SLES10x8664 -> RHEL6x8664

Thanks to the Symantec Storage Foundation 6.2 Release Notes – Linux: Storage Foundation Basic cannot be installed on the Oracle Enterprise Linux platform (3651391) I found why the installer wasn’t working.

But in the end the installer will refuse to install and quit because it expects a Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Oracle Linux

Estimated time remaining: (mm:ss) 0:10 2 of 8

Checking system communication ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Done
Checking release compatibility ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Failed

System verification checks completed

The following errors were discovered on the systems:

CPI ERROR V-9-20-1208 This release is intended to operate on OL and RHEL Linux distributions but centos6veritas is a CentOS system

installer log files and summary file are saved at:

/opt/VRTS/install/logs/installer-201502210042QRK

Would you like to view the summary file? [y,n,q] (n)

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