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MX80 won't install jinstall package



Article ID: KB22335 KB Last Updated: 20 Jun 2012Version: 1.0

MX80 shows errors when trying to use a jinstall package. 


When performing a system software update on a MX80 it can show an error message indicating there is an issue with the file.


ERROR: Package jbundle is not compatible - i386 vs POWERPC
ERROR: validate-config: jbundle/+REQUIRE fails
WARNING: Current configuration not compatible with /var/tmp/jinstall-11.1R1.14-domestic-signed.tgz



This is caused by the different chipset used exclusively for the MX80 chassis. It uses Power PC chipset instead of Intel based chipsets of the other routers. 


There is a special jinstall package created specifically for the MX80 hardware to work on the PowerPC platform.

It has the following naming scheme that includes the -ppc indicating it is for PowerPC platform and is available under software downloads:


jinstall-ppc-11.1R6.4-domestic-signed.tgz  (note the ppc)

This install package will work only on the MX80 platform and is not designed for use on any other platforms.

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