For some reason, my Download_Enter_01_User_confirmation.py wouldnt execute. I made sure that the script resided in etc/mender/scripts directory. When I check in Mender server after deployment, it just waits for device showing “pending”. When I check all processes in my device using “ps -aux”, the script is not seen in the list.
When I try the same script but with the artifact as ArtifactInstall_Enter_01_User_confirmation.py , it executes flawlessly.
What might I be missing ? Is there something I need to do to run Download or sync scripts ?
(Side note: I followed this link for the state script)
i also remind having a problem similar like this a while ago,
do you have an file that specifies the version of the state scripts?
like the example here
│ └── version <- this file with value 3
Yes I do. I do not have the sever.crt file though. What does it have ? And how did you solve the issue ?
for the server.crt see
You only need the server.crt if you are running a self-hosted Mender server with a self-signed certificate.
As for the Download_Enter script, can you provide the output of the following two commands when run on the device in question?
$ sudo ls -l /etc/mender/scripts
$ sudo journaltcl -u mender-client
the version was not created when installing mender client, so I made a file myself with value 3.
It didn’t work. The deployment gave “pending” like before. I tried with value 2 too because my mender-client version is 126.96.36.199. ( I am assuming that setting that values manually was dumb, but I gave a shot anyway )
( Also, the version was there at /var/lib/mender/scripts instead with value 3 inside by default after mender client installation )
You need to make your script executable:
$ sudo chmod 755 /etc/mender/scripts/Download_Enter_01_yes.py
The second command is “journalctl” not “journaltcl”.
Thanks man, I didn’t know I had to make that executable. Dumb me but thanks for tolerating me, lol. I really appreciate your support and quick followups buddy.
Here is the log for the $ sudo journalctl -u mender-client
The same messages continue forever. What does this log mean ? Is it something related to continuous polling made my the mender-client daemon ?
Yes, that’s the standard logging you will see as the mender client polls the server for updates.