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PH38203: UNIX PLUGINCFGMERGE LACKS WAS.INSTALL.ROOT WHICH CAUSES WVER0001E

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • After applied WAS V9.0.5.7, executing pluginCfgMerge will result
    in WVER0001E error.
    
    -----
    pluginCfgMerge.sh plugin-cfg01.xml plugin-cfg02.xml
    margecfg01.xml
    Merging:
    WVER0001E: Unable to determine the version directory;  the
    ''was.install.root'' Java system property must be set.
           at com.ibm.websphere.product.utils.WASDirectoryHelper.ge
    tInstallRootPath(WASDirectoryHelper.java:296)
           at com.ibm.websphere.product.WASDirectory.<init>(WASDire
    ctory.java:179)
           at
    com.ibm.ws.management.util.Utils.getProductName(Utils.java:151)
           at com.ibm.websphere.plugincfg.generator.PluginMergeTool
    .printMergedCopy(PluginMergeTool.java:285)
           at com.ibm.websphere.plugincfg.generator.PluginMergeTool
    .main(PluginMergeTool.java:790)
           at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native
    Method)
           at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMet
    hodAccessorImpl.java:90)
           at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Deleg
    atingMethodAccessorImpl.java:55)
           at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:508)
           at
    com.ibm.ws.bootstrap.WSLauncher.main(WSLauncher.java:281)
    WVER0001E: Unable to determine the version directory;  the
    ''was.install.root'' Java system property must be set.
           at com.ibm.websphere.product.utils.WASDirectoryHelper.ge
    tInstallRootPath(WASDirectoryHelper.java:296)
           at com.ibm.websphere.product.WASDirectory.<init>(WASDire
    ctory.java:179)
           at
    com.ibm.ws.management.util.Utils.getProductName(Utils.java:151)
           at com.ibm.websphere.plugincfg.generator.PluginMergeTool
    .printMergedCopy(PluginMergeTool.java:295)
           at com.ibm.websphere.plugincfg.generator.PluginMergeTool
    .main(PluginMergeTool.java:790)
           at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native
    Method)
           at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMet
    hodAccessorImpl.java:90)
           at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Deleg
    atingMethodAccessorImpl.java:55)
           at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:508)
           at
    com.ibm.ws.bootstrap.WSLauncher.main(WSLauncher.java:281)
    Merged plugin config file written to margecfg01.xml
    Merge Complete
    -----
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Running the pluginCfgMerge script       *
    *                      can't find the was.install.root         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When executing the pluginCfgMerge script on a unix system, the
    script produces an error that it can't find the
    was.install.root.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The script has been updated to pass the was.install.root value.
    
    The fix for this APAR is targeted for inclusion in fix pack
    8.5.5.21 & 9.0.5.9. 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

    PH38203

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2021-06-16

  • Closed date

    2021-08-04

  • Last modified date

    2021-08-04

  • 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

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

Applicable component levels

[{"Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud \u0026 Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSEQTP","label":"WebSphere Application Server"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"900"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
05 August 2021