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Trident installation fails with error "could not find the Kubernetes CLI"

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Applies to

  • NetApp Trident 19.x
  • NetApp Trident 20.x


Trident installation fails

$ ./tridentctl install -n trident
FATA Install pre-checks failed; could not initialize Kubernetes client; could not find the Kubernetes CLI; 

But when running the kubectl command, it works just fine.

$ kubectl version
Client Version: version.Info{Major:"1", Minor:"17", GitVersion:"v1.17.0", GitCommit:
"70132b0f130acc0bed193d9ba59dd186f0e634cf", GitTreeState:"clean", BuildDate:"2019-12-07T21:20:10Z", GoVersion:"go1.13.4",
Compiler:"gc", Platform:"linux/amd64"}
Server Version: version.Info{Major:"1", Minor:"15+", GitVersion:"v1.15.11-eks-af3caf", GitCommit:
"af3caf6136cd355f467083651cc1010a499f59b1", GitTreeState:"clean", BuildDate:"2020-03-27T21:51:36Z", GoVersion:"go1.12.17",
Compiler:"gc", Platform:"linux/amd64"}


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