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IT35214: Setmqenv doesn't work in the default/dash shell

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Running the setmqenv command from a dash shell reports errors
    similar to the following:
    $ . ./setmqenv
    -su: 69: ./setmqenv: Bad substitution
    -su: 115: ./setmqenv: /../bin/mqrc: not found
    -su: 1: ./setmqenv: /../bin/crtmqenv: not found

Local fix

  • Execute setmqenv within a bash shell

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    Users setting up an MQ environment using a dash shell
    Platforms affected:
    Linux on x86-64, Linux on zSeries, Linux on Power
    The setmqenv script did not work when not sourced from a bash
    shell because it was unable to determine the installation path

Problem conclusion

  • The setmqenv script has been updated to improve its ability to
    detect the installation location when running in a dash shell.
    In scenarios where the installation location cannot be
    determined, the script advises the user to set the
    LCL_MQ_INSTALLATION_PATH variable to reference the installation
    path and retry.
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v9.2 LTS
    v9.x CD    9.2.2
    The latest available maintenance can be obtained from
    'WebSphere MQ Recommended Fixes'
    If the maintenance level is not yet available information on
    its planned availability can be found in 'WebSphere MQ
    Planned Maintenance Release Dates'

Temporary fix


APAR Information

  • APAR number


  • Reported component name

    MQ BASE V9.2

  • Reported component ID


  • Reported release


  • Status


  • PE




  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date


  • Closed date


  • Last modified date


  • 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

    MQ BASE V9.2

  • Fixed component ID


Applicable component levels

[{"Type":"MASTER","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSYHRD","label":"IBM MQ"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"All Versions"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
08 July 2021