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AS ABAP Dev edition 7.52 SP04 error: Invalid profile parameter dbms/type


while installing, the following error appears:

INFO 2019-10-29 03:25:34.910 (root/sapinst)
Execute step DeleteLicense of component |offlineadjustment_dialogs|ind|ind|ind|ind|0|0|import_license_adapter|ind|ind|ind|ind|import_license|0|delete_license_abap|ind|ind|ind|ind|deleteLicenseAbap|0

ERROR 2019-10-29 03:25:35.197 (root/sapinst) id=nw.syscopy.license.delete.saplikeyFailed errno=CJS-30265
Deleting SAP license failed, see output of log file: /tmp/sapinst_instdir/NW73/SBC/STANDARD/dev_likey.

ERROR 2019-10-29 03:25:35.210 (root/sapinst) id=nw.syscopy.license.delete.failed errno=CJS-30264
Deleting SAP license failed: Deleting SAP license failed, see output of log file: /tmp/sapinst_instdir/NW73/SBC/STANDARD/dev_likey..

ERROR 2019-10-29 03:25:35.344 (root/sapinst) id=controller.stepExecuted errno=FCO-00011
The step DeleteLicense with step key |offlineadjustment_dialogs|ind|ind|ind|ind|0|0|import_license_adapter|ind|ind|ind|ind|import_license|0|delete_license_abap|ind|ind|ind|ind|deleteLicenseAbap|0|DeleteLicense was executed with status ERROR (Last error reported by the step: Deleting SAP license failed, see output of log file: /tmp/sapinst_instdir/NW73/SBC/STANDARD/dev_likey).

dev_likey content:

trc file: "dev_likey", trc level: 1, release: "753"

Tue Oct 29 03:25:35 2019
MtxInit: 0 0 0
*** ERROR => Invalid profile parameter dbms/type (or environment variable dbms_type) = <undef>, cannot load DB library
 [dbcon.c      6885]
*** ERROR => saplikey: failed to load shared library when connecting to the database. [saplikey.c   820]

Do you have any idea how to fix it?

Thanks and ciao,


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  • Eventually succeeding with the AS ABAP 7.52 SP04 Developer Edition install: needed to go back to openSUSE Leap 42.3, instead of installing on Leap 15.1.

    Thanks and best regards,


  • The environment variable depend of your Linux distribution & on your shell script.

    Could you check: echo $SHELL

    There is something really strange with your installation, maybe it is better to restart from the beggining slowly, following strictly the newbie guide

  • Hi Frederic,

    thanks for the comments;

    user is root during install, as stated in the blog

    the dbms_type variable is not set, nor echoed. However, the sapinst.txt file seems containing it:


    and I can see it set in the big log sapinst_dev.log file :

    dbms/type = syb
    dbs/syb/schema = SAPSR3
    dbs/syb/server = vhcalnplci
    dbs/syb/dbname = NPL

    anyway, the same log file reports:

    TRACE      2019-10-29 03:25:34.806 (root/sapinst) (startInstallation) java.lang.String
    saplicense returned 254, output: [, *** SAPLICENSE (Release 753) ERROR ***,     
    ERROR:   Can not set DbSl trace function,     
    DETAILS: DbSlControl(DBSL_CMD_IMP_FUNS_SET) failed with return code 20,     
    RC-INFO: error loading dynamic db-library - check environment for: ,              
    dbms_type = <db-type>  (e.g. ora),              
    DIR_LIBRARY = <path to db-dll>  (e.g. /usr/sap/SID/SYS/exe/run),              
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH = <path do db and sap libs> (e.g. /oracle/SID/lib), ]<br><br>

    How could I set it?

    Thanks again and best regards,


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