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PI78601: THE -INSTALLFIXES OPTION DOES NOT CORRECTLY HANDLE SUPERCEDING IFIXES

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • IBM Installation Manager provides the option of installing
    corrective service (iFixes) as well as preventive service (fix
    packs).  In fact, installing ALL such service in the
    repositor(ies) is the default when a customer issues an imcl
    install command and does not specify an exact offering version.
    
    Obviously, not all corrective service is distinct;  an iFix
    may be reissued in an improved version;  an iFix may
    incorporate another fix which it requires;  or several changes
    (some in previous iFixes) may be merged into a single iFix.
    
    Unfortunately, Installation Manager does not handle this well,
    and issues misleading failure messages like the following:
    
    ERROR: Problems were found with the set of packages and fixes.
    
      ERROR: Problems were found with the packages and fixes in
    package group IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.
        ERROR: Selected fixes contain each other and cannot be
    installed together. Fix 8.5.5.10-WS-WAS-IFPI62375 is contained
    by fix 8.5.5.10-WS-WAS-IFPI70737.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Installing two Interim Fixes with       *
    *                      supersede relationships fails with      *
    *                      Error:                                  *
    *                      ERROR: Selected fixes contain           *
    *                      each other and cannot be installed      *
    *                      together.                               *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When Installation Manager installs Offering and Interim
    Fixes together, its APAR dependency bundle checks the
    relationships of the Offerings and Interim Fixes. If it finds
    there are supersede relationships between two Interim Fixes,
    it will issue the Error. Such as
    ERROR: Problems were found with the packages and fixes in
    package group IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.
    ERROR: Selected fixes contain each other and cannot be
    installed together. Fix 8.5.5.10-WS-WAS-IFPI62375 is contained
    by fix 8.5.5.10-WS-WAS-IFPI70737.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI78601

  • 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

    2017-03-23

  • Closed date

    2017-05-11

  • Last modified date

    2017-05-11

  • 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

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP

  • R900 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
11 May 2017