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CA Workload Automation Agent patch results in " The target : is not writeable file. Terminating patching".


Article ID: 20588


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CA Workload Automation AE - Business Agents (AutoSys) CA Workload Automation AE - Scheduler (AutoSys) Workload Automation Agent DSERIES- SERVER CA Workload Automation DE - System Agent (dSeries)



When trying to patch CA Workload Automation Agent on AIX 6.x, one may see the following error:

Checking ==> /path/to/ESPSystemAgent/

The target : /path/to/ESPSystemAgent/ is not writeable file. Terminating patching

Update failed


The patch may require the user to run 'slibclean' command as root. Here are the steps to run the patch installer:

  1. Shut down the agent.

  2. Backup the agent directory.

  3. As root user run the following command:


  4. Run the patch installer

  5. Start and test the agent

NB. For more information on the 'slibclean' command, please refer to the IBM AIX Information Center, AIX Documentation.


Release: ATSAGE99000-11.3-Workload Automation AE-Remote Agent