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I have a very small script that I want to run as a pre-flight step in packagemaker.... its used to kill a specific process.

pid=`ps -e | egrep nameofmyapp | egrep -v egrep | awk '{print $1}`
kill -TERM ${pid}

When I do "Build and Run" it throws the message "Install Failed". By trial and error I've figured out that it does not like the kill line. Running the script standalone in a terminal works perfectly. Anyone have any ideas whats going on here, I'm puzzled.

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Hi hello,

I am not sure but i think `ps -e | egrep nameofmyapp | egrep -v egrep | awk '{print $1}' won't return process id it will return user name so can you just try with pid=`ps -e | egrep nameofmyapp | egrep -v egrep | awk '{print $2}` instead of your particular command

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