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PI42734: IM ERRONEOUSLY REPORTS SUCCESS FOR MODIFY/UPDATE ON INSTALLED PRODUCT WITH MISSING INSTALLATION DIRECTORY.

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APAR status

  • Closed as fixed if next.

Error description

  • IM should validate installation directory of the installed
    product before attempting any modification or update operation.
    When a installed product's installation directory is somehow
    removed, any modify or update operation attempted by IM on this
    installed product should fail with error or display proper
    warning. Currently, IM will report misleading success message
    when it resulted in a broken state.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users of IBM Installation Manager attempting to modify or    *
    * update a product with an invalid installation directory      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * The IBM Installation Manager does not validate installation  *
    * directory of the installed product before attempting any     *
    * modification or update operation.  When a installed          *
    * product's installation directory is removed, any modify or   *
    * update operation attempted by Installation Manager on this   *
    * installed product should fail with error or display proper   *
    * warning.                                                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * A fix for this problem is included in the IBM Installation   *
    * Manager version 1.8.4.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI42734

  • Reported component name

    IBM INSTALL MGR

  • Reported component ID

    RATLIMG00

  • Reported release

    180

  • Status

    CLOSED FIN

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-06-10

  • Closed date

    2016-01-20

  • Last modified date

    2016-01-20

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

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

Fix information

Applicable component levels

  • R160 PSY

       UP

  • R161 PSY

       UP

  • R162 PSY

       UP

  • R163 PSY

       UP

  • R170 PSY

       UP

  • R171 PSY

       UP

  • R172 PSY

       UP

  • R173 PSY

       UP

  • R174 PSY

       UP

  • R180 PSY

       UP

  • R181 PSY

       UP

  • R182 PSY

       UP

  • R183 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
25 October 2021