Bug ID 928353: Error logged installing Engineering Hotfix: Argument isn't numeric

Last Modified: Sep 29, 2022

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP All, Install/Upgrade(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 14.1.4,,,,,,, 14.1.5,,, 15.0.0, 15.0.1,,,,, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2,, 15.1.3,, 15.1.4,, 15.1.5,, 15.1.6,, 15.1.7, 16.0.0,, 16.0.1,,, 16.1.0, 16.1.1, 16.1.2,,, 16.1.3,,

Opened: Jul 18, 2020
Severity: 3-Major


When installing an Engineering Hotfix, the following error may be logged in /var/log/liveinstall.log: Argument "" isn't numeric in numeric eq (==) at /var/tmp/install/pkgcpio/usr/local/lib/tm_install/Hotfix.pm line 651.


The error message gives a mistaken impression that the Engineering Hotfix did not install successfully. However, it does install correctly, and the system operates without issue. You can safely ignore this message.


This error may occur when installing an Engineering Hotfix, if the Engineering Hotfix does not include an update to the nash-initrd component.



Fix Information


Behavior Change