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3215415 - Upgrade ASE via saphostctrl failed due to "You do not have write permissions to the chosen installation destination."


  • Upgrade to ASE16 SP04 PL02 via saphostcrtl failed: 

/usr/sap/hostctrl/exe # ./saphostctrl  -function LiveDatabaseUpdate -dbname <SID> -dbtype syb -updatemethod Execute -updateoption TASK=UPDATE_ASE -updateoption DROP_LOCATION="/soft/ase16sp04pl02"
Error: Command execution failed. : Installation failed with rc=255. Please check /sybase/<SID>/sapdbctrl-config/sybInst.83997.out. (fault code: 127)
Operation ID: B717DA8375A41EECBBC2D59BA0F64BF6

  • Checking /sybase/<SID>/sapdbctrl-config/sybInst.83997.out can see following:

        You do not have write permissions to the chosen installation destination.
        Please choose a different location for installation

  • Running 'ls -al' to check the installation directory (/sybase/<SID>), it shows the owner is syb<SID> which is correct.



  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 16.0 SP03 for Business Suite
  • SAP Host Agent 722 PL51
  • Linux


KBA , BC-DB-SYB , Business Suite on Adaptive Server Enterprise , Problem

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