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Vertica error during installation

Hello Trying to install vertica on POC any idea of this error?

[[email protected] ~]# /opt/vertica/sbin/install_vertica --hosts --rpm vertica-9.0.1-8.x86_64.RHEL6.rpm --dba-user mydb --ignore-install-config
Vertica Analytic Database 9.0.1-8 Installation Tool

Validating options...

Error: 'getpwuid(): uid not found: 1019'
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/opt/vertica/oss/python/lib/python2.7/site-packages/vertica/install/", line 1353, in run_install
File "/opt/vertica/oss/python/lib/python2.7/site-packages/vertica/install/", line 1035, in _installMain
executor = adminExec.adminExec(False, user = options.vertica_dba_user)
File "/opt/vertica/oss/python/lib/python2.7/site-packages/vertica/engine/", line 170, in init
File "/opt/vertica/oss/python/lib/python2.7/site-packages/vertica/network/", line 184, in setup_from_admintools_conf_if_needed
self._ssh_user = cfg.detect_dbadmin()
File "/opt/vertica/oss/python/lib/python2.7/site-packages/vertica/config/", line 840, in detect_dbadmin
pwd_info = pwd.getpwuid(stat_info.st_uid)
KeyError: 'getpwuid(): uid not found: 1019'
Installation FAILED with errors.

Installation stopped before any changes were made.


  • Jim_KnicelyJim_Knicely Administrator
    edited May 2021

    1 - Why are you doing a POC an unsupported version of Vertica?
    2 - What OS is this?

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