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PH34644: ADDING LOG MESSAGES TO 99SBOOTSTRAPPLUGINSIHS.ANT TO ALERT OF BAD HTTPD.CONF PATH

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • 99SBootStrapPluginsIHS.ant can't detect the bitDir correctly
    if a non standard path is used for the httpd.conf file.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: 99SBootStrapPluginsIHS.ant isn't able   *
    *                      to set the bitsdir correctly            *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    One of the properties supplied to 99SBootStrapPluginsIHS.ant
    is the location of the IHS httpd.conf file.  Some customer
    have been deviating from the traditional location
    [IHSRoot]/conf folder to something below that location or
    totally outside the IHS install.  The ANT script relies on
    using this location to determine which bit value to use when
    setting the httpd.conf LoadModule was_ap24_module statement.
    As part of this problem, there hasn't been enough messaging to
    help customer understand the issue nor provide any flexibility
    to deviate.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The 99SBootStrapPluginsIHS.ant has been updated to provide
    additional detailed messaging when a problem arises from using
    bad location and to recognize a new environment variable (
    WASPLUGIN_IHS_ROOT ) that can be set prior to running PCT or
    manually using 99SBootStrapPluginsIHS.ant script.
    
    The fix for this APAR is targeted for inclusion in fix pack
    9.0.5.8. For more information, see 'Recommended Updates for
    WebSphere Application Server':
    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/715553
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH34644

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2021-02-18

  • Closed date

    2021-03-10

  • Last modified date

    2021-03-10

  • 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

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

[{"Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSEQTP","label":"WebSphere Application Server"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"900"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
11 March 2021