Error message: "unary operator expected" when starting MTA or Control Center service

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Article ID: 158864

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Products

Messaging Gateway

Issue/Introduction

When starting the Symantec Messaging Gateway (SMG) appliance or restarting either the MTA or Control Center service, similar error message can be sometimes observed:

/etc/init.d/controlcenter: line 143: [: -ne: unary operator expected

or 

/etc/rc3.d/S99mta: line 87: [: -ne: unary operator expected

 

SMG starts as normal and no further issue is observed.

Resolution

This issue has been addressed in SMG 10.5.2. It is not necessary to log a support case on this issue. Please update when able. 

Please contact Enterprise Support if you require additional assistance.