Agent cannot be installed on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS


I can’t install the Rapid7 agent on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

As indicated by Rapid7 Support, I’ve tried these commands but it doesn’t work:

  • chmod u+x
  • sudo ./ install_start --token eu:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


  • chmod u+x
  • sudo ./ install_start

I get the following error: ./ 19: Syntax error: “(” unexpected

Could one of you please tell me how to do this?


Capture d’écran 2023-09-08 à 11.47.53

I would omit the sh when starting the script. imho this uses the sh bin explicitly, but you should use your “real shell” like bash or zsh.

I would take a look into the script and see what it is telling at the start which shell it “wants” and look into line 19 what ists doing there.

Have you tried Install using a Certificate Package instead of token?

The screenshot provided shows that you did not follow the directions exactly… You’ve modified them slightly.

The instructions say to change directories to where the agent installer script is located and then to execute the following commands:

chmod u+x
sudo ./ install_start --token xx:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx