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Pega717 install failing w/ Unable to read Properties.txt error



When the user runs the Pega7.1.7 installation, they are getting "Unable to read" error message. 

Error Messages

ERROR - Unable to read Properties.txt from temp directory : /x/web/STAGE/installerapp/pegainstaller/prpc717installer/install_scripts/TEMP/PegaInstallTemp-18-April-2015-13.25.36/Properties.txt

Steps to Reproduce

1. Run script and run these scripts.
2. In file set

3. Run ./


Root Cause

Some changes need to be made in the scripts/setupDatabase.xml file.


In the scripts directory of the media, save a copy of the setupDatabase.xml file that comes along with the media. Edit the setupDatabase.xml file to comment out lines 1486-1487 and 1489-1490. Leave line 1488 unchanged.

This will make it so the "Generate DDL" section will not be bypassed and the Properties.txt file will be written to the temp directory for use further on in the installation process. It will still skip the applying of the DDL section.

                    <isset property="disable.triggers.set"/>


<!-- <and> -->
       <!-- <not> -->
                    <isset property="disable.triggers.set"/>
       <!-- </not> -->
<!-- </and> -->

Published January 31, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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