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2425018 - SAPCAR: error reading from xxx (error 5) - Error in SWPM step 'extractSUM'


During the installation of an SAP system using Software Provisioning Manager tool (SWPM) using parameter SAPINST_STACK_XML=<stack>.XML, the tool fails with the following error:

ERROR <date> <time>
Execution of the command "/tmp/ -x -v -i -R /usr/sap/<SID> -f <download directory>," finished with return code 5. Output:
SAPCAR: error reading from /usr/sap/GTD/download (error 5).
ERROR <date> <time>
The step extractSUM with step key |NW_ABAP_OneHost|ind|ind|ind|ind|0|0|NW_Onehost_System|ind|ind|ind|ind|onehost|0|NW_CI_Instance|ind|ind|ind|ind|ci|0|
nw_ci_instance_abap_reports|ind|ind|ind|ind|abapReports|0|nw_abap_prepare_sum|ind|ind|ind|ind|prepareSUM|0|extractSUM was executed with status ERROR



  • Software Provisioning Manager (SWPM);
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.5;
  • Operating System Independent;
  • Database Independent.


SAP NetWeaver 7.5


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