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Patch installation is failing with "This is a maintenance release. It must be applied to an existing installation." New install canceled

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Article ID: 190022

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Clarity PPM On Premise

Issue/Introduction

When applying patch 15.8.0.1 on release 15.8 we get the error message:

5/01/20 3:56 PM (SetupUtil) 
5/01/20 3:56 PM (SetupUtil) Clarity Home Directory [/local/niku/temp_15.8/Patch_15.8.0.1] : 
5/01/20 3:56 PM (SetupUtil) -----------------------------------------
5/01/20 3:56 PM (SetupUtil) You chose the following:
5/01/20 3:56 PM (SetupUtil) 
5/01/20 3:56 PM (SetupUtil) install.dir = local/niku/clarity
5/01/20 3:56 PM (SetupUtil) -----------------------------------------
5/01/20 3:56 PM (Project) Trying to override old definition of task java
5/01/20 3:56 PM (Target) Target "prepare-newinstall-artifacts" started.
5/01/20 3:56 PM (Target) Target "prepare-newinstall-artifacts" finished.
5/01/20 3:56 PM (Target) Target "_install" started.
5/01/20 3:56 PM (Echo) 
5/01/20 3:56 PM (Echo)           
5/01/20 3:56 PM (Echo) -------------------------------------------------------------
5/01/20 3:56 PM (Echo) ATTENTION:
5/01/20 3:56 PM (Echo) 
5/01/20 3:56 PM (Echo) This is a maintenance release, version: 15.8.0.1.26
5/01/20 3:56 PM (Echo) It must be applied to an existing installation.
5/01/20 3:56 PM (Echo)     
5/01/20 3:56 PM (Echo)         
5/01/20 3:56 PM (Echo) 
5/01/20 3:56 PM (Echo)           
5/01/20 3:56 PM (Echo) -------------------------------------------------------------
5/01/20 3:56 PM (Echo)      
5/01/20 3:56 PM (Echo)         
5/01/20 3:56 PM (UnknownElement) Task "fail" finished with error.
/local/niku/temp_15.8/Patch_15.8.0.1/install.xml:299: New install canceled

 

This is applicable for all releases and patches

Environment

Release : All supported releases with a patch

Component : CA PPM INTEGRATIONS & INSTALLATIONS

Resolution


Looks like the directory picked for the patch install, local/niku/clarity is not having the existing Clarity install.

If it's in this path, you must specify specify /local/niku/clarity as missing the slash in the beginning local/niku/clarity will create it under the folder where the patch is extracted.