Cannot complete TIM install. Readlink: missing operand error appears.

Document ID : KB000047120
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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  Introduction:?

  There are various reasons that TIM installations may not be successful due to permissions, account used, not meeting the pre-requisites, and more. Here is another

   situation that is avoidable if the directions in the APM Installing & Upgrade Guide are followed as directed. See https://docops.ca.com/ca-apm/10-3/en/installing/apm-installation-and-upgrade/install-and-configure-tim-for-ca-cem

 

  Question:

   I have started the TIM installation. At some part in the installation while selecting options, I see this error message:

   readlink: missing operand

   What do I need to do for a successful TIM Installation.

 

  Environment:?

   This can happen with any APM release from 9.6 on that uses the timInstall.bin file for the installation

 

  Answer:?

  The Documentation Link states :

  Start the interactive installer. Type:

   ./timInstall.bin

 

   What was done typically instead was to invoke sh timInstall.bin. This will result likely in an unsuccessful install and unexpected behavior. Use the above approach instead and this error should not occur.