Troubleshooting: Talend products installation on RedHat/CentOS 8 fails - 7.2

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Troubleshooting: Talend products installation on RedHat/CentOS 8 fails

Before you begin

Follow this troubleshooting article if the installation of Talend products fails under this specific configuration:
  • You use RedHat 8 or CentOS 8.
  • SELinux subsystem is active (this is the default behavior).
  • You are installing Talend products on a second hard-drive or in a non-standard directory (/srv for example).

During the installation of the product, this error message appears:
Error: There had been an error. 
Error running /bin/systemctl start talend-tac-7.3.1 : 
Job talend-tac-7.3.1.service failed because the control process exited with error code.

When you execute the command journalctl -xe | grep talend-<product>-<version>.service (in this example: journalctl -xe | grep talend-tac-7.3.1.service), this is the result:
systemd : talend-tac-7.3.1.service: Failed to execute command: Permission denied
systemd : talend-tac-7.3.1.service: Failed at step EXEC spawning /mnt/opt/Talend-7.3.1/utils/srv_tac: Permission denied


  1. Check the file labels in the installation folder. Make sure usr_t is used. With SELinux, SystemD can only run scripts from files labeled usr_t.
    In the following example, the /opt directory is compared to the /mnt/opt directory.
    [root@centos8 ~]# ls -dZ /mnt/opt
    system_u:object_r:mnt_t:s0 /mnt/opt
    [root@centos8 ~]# ls -dZ /opt
    system_u:object_r:usr_t:s0 /opt
  2. If usr_t is not used, change the labels.
    [root@centos8 ~]# semanage fcontext -a -t usr_t "/mnt/opt(/.*)?"
    [root@centos8 ~]# restorecon -R -v /mnt/opt
    Relabeled /mnt/opt from system_u:object_r:mnt_t:s0 to system_u:object_r:usr_t:s0
    Relabeled /mnt/opt/ from unconfined_u:object_r:mnt_t:s0 to unconfined_u:object_r:usr_t:s0


You can now resume the installation. For more information, see RedHat documentation.