Root password not being accepted during AIX installation. 'Failed to provide root's password.' error is generated (Doc ID 1027822.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 25, 2016

Applies to:

Sun e*Gate - Version 4.1.2 and later
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (32-bit)
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (32-bit)

Symptoms

When installing e*Gate on AIX I get the following error when the root password for the Unix system is provided as requested:
"The root password is now required, in order to unload shared memory.
If you don't provide root password, files may not be over-written properly.
Enter root password and press ENTER at the password prompt.
root's Password:
kasha: log_and_print: not found.
WARNING: Failed to provide root's password.
WARNING: Cannot run slibclean command, the files may not be copied properly."

Cause

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