BASH Shell Requirements
All shell scripts included in Vertica must run under the BASH shell. If you are on a Debian system, then the default shell can be DASH. DASH is not supported. Change the shell for root and for the dbadmin user to BASH with the
# getent passwd | grep root root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/dash # chsh Changing shell for root. New shell [/bin/dash]: /bin/bash Shell changed.
Then, as root, change the symbolic link for
# rm /bin/sh # ln -s /bin/bash /bin/sh
Log out and back in for the change to take effect.