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Old 08-23-2016, 02:29 AM   #1
PradeepRahul
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/tmp does not exist or you do not have permission to write to it when trying to install a tool


Hi Everyone,

Server OS : SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11(x86_64)

I am facing an issue where I am trying to install a license tool. Downloaded the installation file(SPLMLicenseServer_linux_setup.bin) and copied it to my location.

Tried installing the tool with below command.

./SPLMLicenseServer_linux_setup.bin

and getting the below error.

Preparing to install
The temporary install directory: /tmp does not exist or you do not have permission to write to it.


Tried to execute the command script /tmp/tc.txt and got below message.

/tmp/tc.txt: Disk quota exceeded
Terminated


Please do let me know how to proceed.

Thanks,
Pradeep
 
Old 08-23-2016, 08:59 AM   #2
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/tmp/tc.txt: Disk quota exceeded
Terminated
How about you start here.
 
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Old 08-23-2016, 09:01 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by PradeepRahul View Post
Hi Everyone,
Server OS : SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11(x86_64)

I am facing an issue where I am trying to install a license tool. Downloaded the installation file(SPLMLicenseServer_linux_setup.bin) and copied it to my location. Tried installing the tool with below command.

./SPLMLicenseServer_linux_setup.bin

and getting the below error.

Preparing to install
The temporary install directory: /tmp does not exist or you do not have permission to write to it.


Tried to execute the command script /tmp/tc.txt and got below message.

/tmp/tc.txt: Disk quota exceeded
Terminated


Please do let me know how to proceed.
You've been here for FIVE YEARS now...those messages should seem fairly obvious to someone with five years experience. Further, you're using SLES and a commercial product from Siemens. BOTH of which you are paying for support for...have you contacted either SuSE or the software vendor????

Did you try looking up the "Disk quota exceeded" error?? From SuSE forums:
https://www.suse.com/communities/blo...x-disk-quotas/

Are you running this as root??? What have you done/tried so far? Did you read the manual on the SPLM software, which tells you how to install it??
 
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Old 08-17-2017, 06:19 AM   #4
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Smile Don't sound like helping

You people don't sound like helping fellow members but showing off your vocabulary skills. Not sure what this site is for. Better limit the registration only for experts and not for novice. You may be knowing somewhat more than others but that cannot be a reason to respond arrogantly everytime. Peace and good bye.
 
Old 08-17-2017, 08:37 AM   #5
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You people don't sound like helping fellow members but showing off your vocabulary skills. Not sure what this site is for. Better limit the registration only for experts and not for novice. You may be knowing somewhat more than others but that cannot be a reason to respond arrogantly everytime. Peace and good bye.
You come back after a year just to say this??

You provided no useful details in your original post, didn't try to look up anything, and CLAIM to have five years experience, but couldn't figure out how to look up a clear error message or contact the support you're supposedly paying for? If you don't want to provide details and answer questions, then you're right; there is no point in you ever posting here again.
 
Old 08-17-2017, 09:47 AM   #6
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Let's keep our cool here, please, and try to figure this out for you.

The most likely error appears to be that the file /tmp/tc.txt: is too large, or that there is already so much "junk" in that directory that Linux won't allow you to add anything more. (For what should be obvious reasons, there are limits on how much data can be written to /tmp, so that no one, maliciously or otherwise, can "flood" that space.)
  • Can you tell us what the last few lines of du -mc /tmp say?

I'll guess that this message is actually bogus: The temporary install directory: /tmp does not exist or you do not have permission to write to it. I'm guessing that the attempt to write simply failed, and this is the message that the programmer wrote. (Maybe he didn't go out of his way to analyze the error-code, but just saw that it indicated failure.) The most likely reason for the problem, based on your other observation, is quotas.

Usually, there are regular activities which "sweep up" the temporary directory, to keep it tidy and neat, but maybe those aren't working as they should.

Last edited by sundialsvcs; 08-17-2017 at 09:51 AM.
 
Old 08-17-2017, 09:52 AM   #7
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Let's keep our cool here, please, and try to figure this out for you. The most likely error appears to be that the file /tmp/tc.txt: is too large, or that there is already so much "junk" in that directory that Linux won't allow you to add anything more. Can you tell us what the last few lines of du -mc /tmp say?

I'll guess that this message is actually bogus: The temporary install directory: /tmp does not exist or you do not have permission to write to it. I'm guessing that the attempt to write simply failed, and this is the message that the programmer wrote. The most likely reason for the problem is quotas.

For what should be obvious reasons, there are limits on how much data can be written to /tmp, so that no one, maliciously or otherwise, can "flood" that space.
Absolutely agree, but please note the original posting date of this thread, the requests for information, and then the (one year later) nasty response from a user.

Also bear in mind:
  • The OP stated they were using a pay-for distro (SLES).
  • The OP stated they were using a pay-for piece of software
  • The OP's own profile states "PLM Teamcenter System Administrator with 4+ years of experience"
  • And the error was VERY clear, telling them they had exceeded their disk quota.
 
Old 08-17-2017, 09:53 AM   #8
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You people don't sound like helping fellow members but showing off your vocabulary skills. Not sure what this site is for. Better limit the registration only for experts and not for novice. You may be knowing somewhat more than others but that cannot be a reason to respond arrogantly everytime. Peace and good bye.
I believe you are looking at this all wrong. This site does help people but it doesn't spoon feed you everything you should already know. The answer is right in front of you but you choose not to see it. I even pointed it out to you. If you expect help then you really need to learn how to help yourself first. Read the error message and then comprehend what it is telling you. It seems like an easy fix if you just read the error and the apply what it is telling you. Once you have done this and still not getting anywhere then come back tell us what you did and what you believe to be the problem. If you put forth the effort people will guide you in the right direction. Trust me.

As the old saying goes;

Give an man a fish he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish he eats the rest of his life.

Same applies here. If you apply yourself and learn this stuff you will be able to help yourself more and maybe someday others too.
 
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Old 08-17-2017, 02:28 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by PradeepRahul View Post
Code:
./SPLMLicenseServer_linux_setup.bin

and getting the below error.

Preparing to install
The temporary install directory: /tmp does not exist or you do not have permission to write to it.

Tried to execute the command script /tmp/tc.txt and got below message.

/tmp/tc.txt: Disk quota exceeded
Terminated
Pradeep:
When I'm stuck, I always look for the shortest (in length) sentence gives the most info.
In this case,
Quote:
Originally Posted by PradeepRahul View Post
/tmp/tc.txt: Disk quota exceeded
They are usually quite terse, these key messages. Short sentences that give the most info.

Hope that helps.
 
  


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