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1865584 - Error 89 in execution of system call mkdir


The installation of a SAP System on Solaris OS fails with the following error when trying to create the home directory of <sapsid>adm user:

ERROR      <date> <time> 
FSL-00009  System call failed. Error 89 (Operation not applicable) in
execution of system call mkdir with parameter (/home/<sid>adm, S_IRWXU S_IRWXG S_IRWXO), line (495) in file (syuxcpath.cpp)

Unable to create node /home/<sid>adm with type directory: Operation not
Failed action:  with parameters
Error number 89 error type C_ERRNO



  • Solaris OS
  • Database release independent
  • SAP System release independent 


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FCO-00011, mkdir, FSL-00009, MUT-03025, ESyException, SunOS, home, dir, createDirectory, sidadm, sapsid, Solaris, /export/home, autohome, Software Provisioning Manager, SWPM, SAPinst, Installer, Installation, Installing, Migrating, Migration, System Copy, Copying, Moving , KBA , BC-INS-UNX , Installation Unix , BC-INS , Installation Tools (SAP Note 1669327) , BC-INS-MIG , OS/DB Migrations with SWPM and DB refresh , BC-OP-SUN , SUN Solaris , Problem

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