HP: SDUX Permisison deniedΒΆ

Title:HP: SDUX Permisison denied
Author:Douglas O’Leary <dkoleary@olearycomputers.com>
Description:HP: SDUX Permisison denied
Date created:06/24/2009
Date updated:06/24/2009
Disclaimer:Standard: Use the information that follows at your own risk. If you screw up a system, don’t blame it on me...

This was an intriguing one. Initially got the call because the OVO people weren’t able to get their software upgraded. They were getting permission denied. When I looked at the depot and tried to register it, I was too.

In an attempt to find out if it was their depot or swagentd, I copied over a small depot and tried to register that:

# swreg -l depot /var/adm/crash/mpack-1.6-ia64-11.23.depot

=======  06/24/09 08:44:35 EDT  BEGIN swreg SESSION (non-interactive)

       * Session started for user "root@myhost".

       * Beginning Selection
       * Targets:                myhost
       * Objects:
         /var/adm/crash/mpack-1.6-ia64-11.23.depot
ERROR:   "myhost:/var/adm/crash/mpack-1.6-ia64-11.23.depot":  You do
         not have the required permissions to perform this operation.
         Check permissions using the "swacl" command or see your system
         administrator for assistance.  Or, to manage applications
         designed and packaged for nonprivileged mode, see the
         "run_as_superuser" option in the "sd" man page.
ERROR:   More information may be found in the daemon logfile on this
         target (default location is
         myhost:/var/adm/sw/swagentd.log).
       * Selection had errors.



=======  06/24/09 08:44:35 EDT  END swreg SESSION (non-interactive)

OK: Not the depot. I tell people this is invariablly a host name resolution issue. I check /etc/resolv.conf, /etc/hosts, /etc/nsswitch.conf; all good.

To nail it down to the host name resolution, I try to install lsof (another small depot) from our ignite server. That works. Hrrr?? So, not a hostname resolution issue.

tail /var/adm/sw/swagentd.log
ERROR:   Access denied to root@myhost.myco.com to register soc.
         No (i)nsert permission on host.  06/24/09 08:06:45 EDT
ERROR:   Access denied to root@myhost.myco.com to register soc.
         No (i)nsert permission on host.  06/24/09 08:44:35 EDT

Those are new errors... I check itrc and, after a minor bit of searching, I find the following procedure:

/sbin/init.d/swagent stop # make sure it's dead.
mv /var/adm/sw/security /var/adm/sw/security.orig
cp -rp /usr/newconfig/var/adm/sw/security /var/adm/sw
/sbin/init.d/swagent start

Once done, lo and behold, swreg, swinstall, and their ilk work just fine.