3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 26, 2009 7:35 PM by Bill Robinson

    SOLVED! BlPackage External Command Syntax Error...

      Hi,

       

      I am having a very odd problem. I've written a shell script on a RHEL box for deploying application components (internally written ones). I need to pass variables which are assigned values in a loop back to the main script. I had problems using the following loop construct...

       

      cat file | while read line

      do

      something

      retval=$?

      done

       

      echo $retval

       

      so I had to change the loop to be like this...

       

      while read line

      do

      something

      retval=$?

      done < <(cat file)

       

      echo $retval

       

      However, I wrote and tested this script on my RHEL server, and once I was happy with it, copied and pasted the contents into a BlPackage. When I try to run it through bladelogic however, it bombs out with a syntax error (unexpected < near token ( or something).

       

      I took a look at the bldeploycmd.bat on in the staging area on the machine. I noticed that BladeLogic sticks #!/bin/sh as the first line of the bldeploycmd.bat.

       

      If I do this - /bin/bash bldeploycmd.bat the script works.

      But if I do this /bin/sh bldeploycmd.bat or just ./bldeploycmd.bat it fails with the same syntax error.

       

      But the really weird thing is that on this machine /bin/sh is just a symbolic link to /bin/bash!

       

      Anyone have any ideas on this?

       

      Thanks - Lee

       

      Message was edited by: Lee Harris

      Lee Harris