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CISCO IDS-4235 pkgadd entercept.pkg problem on execution

I have a CISCO IDS-4235 (solaris 5.8) .

info :

I copy the /mnt/cdrom/products/agentsolaris to a local /etc/ciscohids

the files are admin , entercept.pkg , i execute the pkgadd like :

/usr/sbin/pkgadd -a /etc/ciscohids/admin -

d /etc/ciscohids/entercept.pkg

The following packages are available:

1 encpt Entercept agent

(sparc) 336

Select package(s) you wish to process (or 'all' to process

all packages). (default: all) [?,??,q]:

Processing package instance <encpt> from


Entercept agent

(sparc) 336


Processing package instance <encpt> from


Please enter path for the Entercept agent directory: /etc/ciscoIDS

Please enter the IP address of the Entercept Console: x.x.x.x

Please wait for the testing of the host ...

Please enter the port number of Entercept server (default: 5000) :

Please specify the entercept agent type to be installed:

Solaris Server press 1

Solaris Web Server press 2

(default: 1) : 1

Please enter the agent name (default: myids):

Agent name is myids

The selected base directory </etc/ciscoIDS/entercept> must exist

before installation is attempted.

Do you want this directory created now [y,n,?,q] y

Using </etc/ciscoIDS/entercept> as the package base directory.

## Processing package information.

## Processing system information.

## Verifying disk space requirements.

## Checking for conflicts with packages already installed.

## Checking for setuid/setgid programs.

This package contains scripts which will be executed with super-user

permission during the process of installing this package.

Do you want to continue with the installation of <encpt> [y,n,?] y

Installing Entercept agent as <encpt>

## Installing part 1 of 1.

















































[ verifying class <none> ]

## Executing postinstall script.

It may take few minutes. Please wait ...

Install error, /etc/ciscoIDS/entercept/encpt.i86pc.SunOS.5.8 does not


pkgadd: ERROR: postinstall script did not complete successfully

Installation of <encpt> failed

Cisco Employee

Re: CISCO IDS-4235 pkgadd entercept.pkg problem on execution

The entercept package is for a host with a SPARC processor. The IDS Sensors use x86 processors.

Installing software that is not specifically released for the CIDS Sensors on a Sensor is not supported and can cause problems that would require you to re-image your Sensor . All supported CIDS software updates are posted on CCO at

New Member

Re: CISCO IDS-4235 pkgadd entercept.pkg problem on execution

i make all the configuration in the sensor but i still not see the sensor in the HIDS. how i check if the sensor agent is up and running?

Cisco Employee

Re: CISCO IDS-4235 pkgadd entercept.pkg problem on execution

The Host Based IDS agent will not work on a Cisco Network IDS Sensor.

You can only insall the Network IDS updates on the Cisco Network IDS Sensor.

If your question does not pertain to running HIDS on a Cisco Network IDS (IDS-42xx appliance) then please repost your question as a new thread so as not confuse it with this message thread.

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