Could not run mtx binary at ‘mtx’

This article is for Amanda Enterprise (AE)

Issue Symptoms

[Applied to Solaris systems]

On the Zmanda Management Console, when labelling a tape on the “Manage Media” page:

Amlabel output: amlabel: could not load slot “1”: Could not run mtx binary at ‘mtx’

Issue Description

This issue is due to a missing “/usr/bin/mtx” executable file.


  1. Check if the CSWmtx package is installed
  2. Create a symbolic link at /usr/bin pointing to /opt/csw/sbin/mtx:
    $ ln -s  /opt/csw/sbin/mtx  /usr/bin/mtx