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PI14567: PLUG-IN CONFIGURATION TOOL (PCT) CREATES A RESPONSE FILE WITH BACK-SLASHES IN THE DIRECTORY PATH, INSTEAD OF FORWARD-SLASHES

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The Plug-in Configuration Tool (PCT) creates a response file
    with back-slashes (\) in the directory path, for directories
    on Microsoft Windows operating systems. However, back-slashes
    are not valid and will cause problems in Java.
    
    The PCT should use forward-slashes (/) for directory paths in
    the response file that it creates.
    
    This problem is on Microsoft Windows operating systems only.
    It does not affect Unix operating systems since Unix uses
    forward-slash (/) in directory paths.
    

Local fix

  • The work-around is for the customer to manually change the
    response file so that the directory paths use only
    forward-slashes (/) instead.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.0   *
    *                  and V8.5 users of the Plug-in               *
    *                  Configuration Tool (PCT).                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The response file generated has back    *
    *                      slashes in the path instead of          *
    *                      forward slashes.                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The response file generated through PCT has back slashes
    rather than forward slashes.  This caused an issue when users
    would attempt to use the response file on a Microsoft Windows
    operating system in some cases.
    

Problem conclusion

  • This was fixed by changing the way the response file is
    generated so it has forward slashes.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 8.5.5.3.  Please refer to the Recommended Updates
    page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI14567

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-03-26

  • Closed date

    2014-07-14

  • Last modified date

    2014-08-14

  • 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

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
28 April 2022