Installing latest kibana plugin fails

I’m trying to install the latest kibana and searchguard.
I’m using the kibana-oss rpm from
The plugin install is failing miserably:

$ sudo -u kibana bin/kibana-plugin install
Plugin installation was unsuccessful due to error "ENOENT: no such file or directory, mkdir"

apparently this also happens on 7.9.0 but not on 7.8.1-43.0.0

Hi. Strange, it works on Ubuntu and macOS.

$ pwd
trex-macbook:kibana-7.9.1-darwin-x86_64 sergiibondarenko$ ./bin/kibana-plugin install
Attempting to transfer from
Transferring 38486864 bytes....................
Transfer complete
Retrieving metadata from plugin archive
Extracting plugin archive
Extraction complete
Plugin installation complete

Make sure kibana user has access to the kibana folder and its subfolders.

chown -R kibana:{kibanausergroup} /path/to/kibana

Indeed, changing ownership to kibana of the whole of /usr/share/kibana fixed it.
A shame elastic aren’t able to offer proper processes


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