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Nagios XI - Upgrade errors - root.crontab.orig: cannot overwrite existing file

Problem Description

When upgrading Nagios XI, the upgrade may fail with the error:

The following error message is produced:

root.crontab.orig: cannot overwrite existing file    


This problem generally occurs when there are leftover files from previous upgrades.


Resolving The Problem

This problem can be eliminated by running the following command:

cat /dev/null > /tmp/nagiosxi/uninstall-crontab-root

After this you can proceed to run the upgrade script again.


Final Thoughts

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