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IC76117: WEBSPHERE MQ V7: INSTALLATION OF FIX PACK 7.0.1.4 TERMINATES UNEXPECTEDLY

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The end user applied WebSphere MQ fixpack 7.0.1.4 on top of an
    earlier fix pack. The installation processing terminated
    unexpectedly, reporting the following errors in the install log
    (amqicsdn.txt):
    
    15:49:34   Time difference 72000000000 is not 1 hour.
    15:49:34 ***Unacceptable
    
    When this error happens the installation ends with:
    "amqicsdn.exe ending with RC 1603 (0x00000643)".
    

Local fix

  • This parameter will allow the install to complete:
    .
    MQPNOCHECKVER=1
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    Users installing the 7.0.1.4 fix pack on top of an earlier fix
    pack on a Windows platform, when Daylight Savings time is in
    force.
    
    Platforms affected:
    Windows
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM SUMMARY:
    Before installation of 7.0.1.4, files are unpacked to a local
    "source" directory.
    
    The unpacking phase of the install placed files in the "source"
    directory with a Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) timestamp
    that was incorrect. The timestamp was incorrect by multiples of
    one hour.
    
    Testing has shown the problem to be present when Daylight
    Savings time is "on" in the operating system, and the WebSphere
    MQ 7.0.1.4 install activity is being performed in a time of the
    year when Daylight Savings is applicable.
    
    Further WebSphere MQ install processing takes place after the
    unpacking phase. At this time, checks are made that timestamps
    on files to be installed are no older than the files already
    installed. In 7.0.1.4 there were several files that had no
    change, or a small change, to their timestamp since earlier fix
    packs.
    
    Combined with the problems relating to timestamps during
    unpacking, this check was identifying some files as being too
    old, and then halting the installation processing.
    

Problem conclusion

  • WebSphere MQ 7.0.1.5 does not suffer this problem, because all
    the files that were not updated in 7.0.1.4, are updated in
    7.0.1.5.
    
    To prevent this problem emerging again in future, an
    improvement is also made in the WebSphere MQ fix pack
    packaging, to ensure that files are always updated with newer
    timestamps for each fix pack.
    
    It is possible to work around this problem with 7.0.1.4, by
    including an additional switch MQPNOCHECKVER=1 on the command
    line:
    
    WebSphereMQMDV7.0.1.4EnUs.exe -a MQPNOCHECKVER=1
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    
                       v7.0
    Platform           Fix Pack 7.0.1.6
    --------           --------------------
    Windows            U200328
    
    The latest available maintenance can be obtained from
    'WebSphere MQ Recommended Fixes'
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg27006037
    
    If the maintenance level is not yet available, information on
    its planned availability can be found in 'WebSphere MQ
    Planned Maintenance Release Dates'
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg27006309
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC76117

  • Reported component name

    WMQ WINDOWS V7

  • Reported component ID

    5724H7220

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-05-02

  • Closed date

    2011-05-24

  • Last modified date

    2013-03-12

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WMQ WINDOWS V7

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H7220

Applicable component levels

  • R700 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
19 September 2021