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Software Provisioning Manager SP21, Unsupported Distro

Oct 20, 2017 at 01:49 PM


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With the Fiori (?) / Browser based SWPM Sp21 I'm not able to install my playground systems on CentOS anymore.

Directly after starting the manager I'm getting the following warning:

With the old Java based SWPM I was always able to ignore such warnings. But here there's just a cancel button, which (obviously) cancels the installation.

Is there a workaround (modifying some XMLs or something) so the installation would accept CentOS? Or is it possible to connect the Java Gui (./sapinstgui) to the new SWPM?

Any ideas?

Cheers, Uwe (aka @se38)

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Bartosz Jarkowski Oct 20, 2017 at 02:08 PM


to enable the old-style GUI mode, please start the sapinst with parameter SAPINST_SLP_MODE=false:

./sapinst SAPINST_SLP_MODE=false

Regarding the issue with CentOS you could give it a try with adding additional parameter SAPINST_SKIP_ERRORSTEP, but this might bring some unexpected results so please be careful :)

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Ok, SAP really changed the checks on the Linux distro. Also the old Gui stopped (or not, see below) with this message:

But this time the installation didn't stop as expected but continued to the installation detail selection :-)

Problem solved, Thank you!!!

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