Bug ID 958085: IM installation fails with error: Spec file not found

Last Modified: Jul 23, 2021

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0, 14.1.0.1, 14.1.0.2, 14.1.0.3, 14.1.0.5, 14.1.0.6, 14.1.2, 14.1.2.1, 14.1.2.2, 14.1.2.3, 14.1.2.4, 14.1.2.5, 14.1.2.6, 14.1.2.7, 14.1.2.8, 14.1.3, 14.1.3.1, 14.1.4, 14.1.4.1, 14.1.4.2, 14.1.4.3, 15.0.0, 15.0.1, 15.0.1.1, 15.0.1.2, 15.0.1.3, 15.0.1.4, 15.1.0, 15.1.0.1, 15.1.0.2, 15.1.0.3, 15.1.0.4, 15.1.0.5, 15.1.1, 15.1.2, 15.1.2.1, 15.1.3, 15.1.3.1, 16.0.0, 16.0.0.1, 16.0.1, 16.0.1.1, 16.0.1.2

Fixed In:
16.1.0

Opened: Oct 22, 2020
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

IM installation fails with an error message: ERROR Error during switching: Spec file not found

Impact

Upgrading/Downgrading to another IM does not work until you install a new BIG-IP image on the same disk.

Conditions

This can occur when deleting an IM file that is actively installing on one volume, and the BIG-IP system is booted from another volume.

Workaround

None.

Fix Information

During the init process, the system now installs FactoryDefaults if the active IM file is not found on disk.

Behavior Change