Bug 1083557 - rhq-server.sh internal script fails when executed in Bourne shell (sh) rather then Bourne Again SHell (bash)
Summary: rhq-server.sh internal script fails when executed in Bourne shell (sh) rather...
Alias: None
Product: JBoss Operations Network
Classification: JBoss
Component: Installer
Version: JON 3.2
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: DR01
: JON 3.2.2
Assignee: John Mazzitelli
QA Contact: Mike Foley
Depends On:
Blocks: 1083572
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-04-02 13:08 UTC by Tom Fonteyne
Modified: 2018-12-05 17:59 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-07-29 00:16:57 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Tom Fonteyne 2014-04-02 13:08:13 UTC
Running "rhqctl install" on a Solaris 10 fails with:

./rhq-server.sh: syntax error at line 569: `max_wait_seconds=$' unexpected
15:35:29,279 INFO  [org.jboss.modules] JBoss Modules version 1.2.2.Final-redhat-1
15:35:29,380 INFO  [org.rhq.enterprise.server.installer.InstallerServiceImpl] The server is preconfigured and ready for auto-install.
15:35:29,473 INFO  [org.xnio] XNIO Version 3.0.7.GA-redhat-1
15:35:29,488 INFO  [org.xnio.nio] XNIO NIO Implementation Version 3.0.7.GA-redhat-1
15:35:29,496 INFO  [org.jboss.remoting] JBoss Remoting version 3.2.16.GA-redhat-1
15:35:39,802 ERROR [org.rhq.enterprise.server.installer.Installer] The installer will now exit due to previous errors: java.lang.Exception: Cannot obtain client connection to the RHQ app server!!
Caused by: java.io.IOException: java.net.ConnectException: JBAS012144: Could not connect to remote:// The connection timed out

The reason is simple:


line 569:

  max_wait_seconds=$(expr $RHQ_SERVER_STOP_DELAY \* 60)

and line 572:

  waited_seconds=$(expr $waited_seconds + 2)

The $() syntax does not work on Solaris 10 (it does on Solaris 11)

Those lines need to become:

  max_wait_seconds=`expr $RHQ_SERVER_STOP_DELAY \* 60`
  waited_seconds=`expr $waited_seconds + 2`

which will work on all *NIX based platforms (old and new)

Comment 1 Larry O'Leary 2014-04-17 16:39:39 UTC
To be clear, this issue is not limited to Solaris 10. This issue is a result of using /bin/sh as the command interpreter. /bin/sh is Bourne shell while /bin/bash is Bourne Again SHell. The scripts appear to be written for BASH as their target. 

The default file system layout for many operating systems do not install /bin/sh by default. As such, the system installed/default command interpreter creates a symbolic link to itself as /bin/sh. Meaning:

 /bin/sh -> /bin/bash

However, if /bin/sh is really installed, it will be used. In the case of rhq-server.sh (and the other JBoss ON scripts) we define the command interpreter as:


That being said, I think that we should probably aim for making the scripts work with Bourne shell as it is still in use by some of the supported platforms used today.

Comment 2 John Mazzitelli 2014-04-23 15:23:14 UTC
needed to fix rhq-agent-wrapper.sh, rhq-server.sh, and rhq-data-migration.sh since they all used the $() syntax.

git commit to master: 6cfdf2d

Comment 3 John Mazzitelli 2014-04-23 15:31:30 UTC
since this is targeted for 3.2.2, I fixed this in release/jon3.2.x branch as well.

There was only one file that needed to be fixed in this branch (rhq-server.sh), the other files hadn't yet used the bad syntax).

release/3.2.x commit: ea6fdbd

Comment 4 John Mazzitelli 2014-04-24 16:56:50 UTC
forgot to fix rhqctl script - committed that fix to master: 1b82fcd5c1e557e4d76cb367bf029c9dca2cb461

Comment 5 Simeon Pinder 2014-05-22 15:15:34 UTC
Via product triage, determined that this bug is to be included for DR01 target milestone.

Comment 6 Stephan Vollmer 2014-05-26 11:10:17 UTC
The update script "apply-updates.sh" for JON 3.2.0 Update 01 is also affected by this problem.

This script uses the Bash-specific "if [[ ... ]]" syntax. When the script is run on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, error messages like

./apply-updates.sh: 48: ./apply-updates.sh: [[: not found

are displayed. This happens because Ubuntu uses Dash instead of Bash for /bin/sh.

Comment 7 Simeon Pinder 2014-05-30 02:43:32 UTC
Moving to ON_QA as available for test in latest cumulative patch build(DR01):

Comment 8 Sunil Kondkar 2014-06-04 15:20:36 UTC
Reproduced the issue on JBoss ON 3.2 GA when running 'rhqctl install' on solaris 10 box. 
Applied 3.2.0.GA-Update-02 and tried 'rhqctl install'. The installer completed without error.
Marking this bug as verified.

Comment 9 Larry O'Leary 2014-07-29 00:16:57 UTC
This has been verified and released in Red Hat JBoss Operations Network 3.2 Update 02 (3.2.2) available from the Red Hat Customer Portal[1].

[1]: https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/softwareDetail.html?softwareId=31783

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