Ubuntu 20.04 Agent Deployment Error

Hi all,

I’m a newbie with Automox, so please bear with me if this is a simple question! I couldn’t find anything related to it here on in the docs.

I have a number of Ubuntu clients to support and I’m testing the bulk deployment method on a 20.04 system, however I keep running into the following error (access key removed):

jc@jc-vm:~$ curl -sS “https://console.automox.com/downloadInstaller?accesskey=xxxx” | sudo bash
Downloading file into /tmp/AwOskv.deb
Installing package…
dpkg-deb: error: ‘/tmp/AwOskv.deb’ is not a Debian format archive
dpkg: error processing archive /tmp/AwOskv.deb (–install):
dpkg-deb --control subprocess returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
Package installation failed

Would anyone have any pointers as to why this might be happening?


I started to go through the manual install steps, and ran the “sudo apt-get install curl aptitude lsb-release” command as specified in the docs. I then decided to try the Curl deployment one more time and it worked ok after this.

Perhaps it was a needed updated on the system? I’m not a Linux user can’t be sure, but just posting this here in case someone else runs into the same issue.


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