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Bamboo agent install error Cannot run program "chmod": error=13, Permission denied


I am running  Atlassian Bamboo version 7.1.1 build 70117 - 23 Jul 20. 

I am trying to add a "Ubuntu 20.04 LTS" remote agent in Bamboo,

When I run the following command on remote agent 


java -jar atlassian-bamboo-agent-installer-7.1.1.jar

I get following error 

Installing file: /generic/lib/bamboo-agent-bootstrap-jar-with-dependencies.jar to: /root/bamboo-agent-home/lib/bamboo-agent-bootstrap.jar
Installing file: /arch/linux/x86_64/wrapper to: /root/bamboo-agent-home/bin/wrapper
Error invoking chmod commandString Cannot run program "chmod": error=13, Permission denied
at java.base/java.lang.ProcessBuilder.start(
at java.base/java.lang.ProcessBuilder.start(
at java.base/java.lang.Runtime.exec(
at java.base/java.lang.Runtime.exec(
at com.atlassian.bamboo.agent.installer.strategy.AbstractInstallStrategy.setExecutable(
at com.atlassian.bamboo.agent.installer.strategy.CopyStrategy.copyFile(
at com.atlassian.bamboo.agent.installer.strategy.CopyStrategy.install(
at com.atlassian.bamboo.agent.installer.InstallableFile.install(
at com.atlassian.bamboo.agent.installer.AgentInstaller.install(
at com.atlassian.bamboo.agent.installer.AgentInstaller.main(
Caused by: error=13, Permission denied
at java.base/java.lang.ProcessImpl.forkAndExec(Native Method)
at java.base/java.lang.ProcessImpl.<init>(
at java.base/java.lang.ProcessImpl.start(
at java.base/java.lang.ProcessBuilder.start(
... 9 more

Any thoughts ?

1 answer

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Hi @yogesh_devi ! 

Please, verify the user and location you are installing the wrapper. 

as I see it's in  /root/bamboo-agent-home/bin/wrapper which is not recommend way

Hi Gonchik,

Thank you for your response

I am not sure I understand what you mean by "Please, verify the user and location you are installing the wrapper" .

I have tried running this as both "root" and "bamboo" user and  both times I ran it from the home of the bamboo user and I get the stated error in each of those attempts 

In order to install the Atlassian agent I run following command 

java -jar atlassian-bamboo-agent-installer-7.1.1.jar

All that ensues including  the below message  is result of what the Bamboo agent Jar does for me.

 "Installing file: /arch/linux/x86_64/wrapper to: /root/bamboo-agent-home/bin/wrapper
Error invoking chmod commandString"


So can you please   help me understand what should I do differently 

Best regards 

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