Failed to install ofed-scripts DEB

Hello Mellanox Support,

I am trying to install “MLNX_OFED_LINUX-4.0-” on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS that is newly installed.

I got this error:

Checking SW Requirements…

Removing old packages…

Uninstalling the previous version of MLNX_OFED_LINUX

Installing new packages

Installing ofed-scripts-4.0…

Failed to install ofed-scripts DEB

Collecting debug info…

See /tmp/MLNX_OFED_LINUX.4164.logs/ofed-scripts.debinstall.log

Further check the log, I got this:

/usr/bin/dpkg -i --force-confmiss /home/dynamicc4/mellanox/mlnx_ofed/DEBS/ofed-scripts_4.0-OFED.

dpkg-deb: error: `/home/dynamicc4/mellanox/mlnx_ofed/DEBS/ofed-scripts_4.0-OFED.’ is not a debian format archive

dpkg: error processing archive /home/dynamicc4/mellanox/mlnx_ofed/DEBS/ofed-scripts_4.0-OFED. (–install):

subprocess dpkg-deb --control returned error exit status 2

Errors were encountered while processing:


Please would you advise me how to resolve this issue?

FYI, i have another Ubutnu 14.04 TLS(that is the same installation CD) but I have been using it for a long time. I was able to install mlnx_ofed on that machine smoothly.

Please advise. Thank you.

Mei Guodong

Hi Mei,

This issue is because the ISO package was mounted and the installation script was being run from the mounted image.

Please extract the installation package to a local directory and execute the script from there.

If it will not work please try the tgz package from our website:

Thank you,


Hi Karen,

your suggestion works. When I install from unzipped tgz packages, it works.

Pls consider this case closed.

Thank you.

Mei Guodong