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SCV 4.8 upgrade shows curl error: malformed JSON string

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Applies to

  • SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere (SCV) 4.8
  • SCV is upgraded from 4.4 or earlier


  • Upon logging into the maintenance console after an upgrade to SCV 4.8, the user is prompted again to enter the password for the 'maint' user:

We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:

    #1) Respect the privacy of others.
    #2) Think before you type.
    #3) With great power comes great responsibility.

[sudo] password for maint:

  • After providing the password for the 'maint' user, the following error is returned:

sudo: curl: command not found
malformed JSON string, neither array, object, number, string or atom, at
character offset 0 (before “(end of string)”) at /home/maint/scripts/ line 11.

  • The same "curl: command not found malformed JSON string" error is returned when attempting to access other menus in the maintenance console
  • Command curl -V indicates curl is not installed

$ sudo curl -V
sudo: curl: command not found


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