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PI99361: UPON DEPLOYMENT, THE <CONTEXT-ROOT URI..> ENTRY IN THE IBM-WEB-EXT.XML IS CHANGING POSITION WITHIN THE FILE.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • An application upon deployment is altering an xml file. In the
    ibm-web-ext.xml file, the <context-root uri="/uccxml"/> line is
    changing position within the file.
    

Local fix

  • manual editing of the xml file.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server with applications having a           *
    *                  context-root defined in ibm-web-ext.xml.    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The ibm-web-ext.xml might be            *
    *                      rewritten during application            *
    *                      deployment with the context-root        *
    *                      moved to a new position.                *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The elements in ibm-web-ext.xml are defined as a sequence.
    Meaning the order matters.  However, the WebSphere
    Application Server code which writes the ibm-web-ext.xml file
    writes the context-root element in the wrong position.  This
    can cause the application to function improperly.  The
    application is only affected if it has a
    pre-existing context-root defined in the ibm-web-ext.xml file.
    The problem has existed in the WebSphere Application Server
    since 2008, and was not reported until 2018, which indicates
    that few applications are likely affected.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code has been updated to include the context-root element
    in the correct position.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 8.5.5.15 and 9.0.0.9.  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

    PI99361

  • 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

    2018-06-19

  • Closed date

    2018-07-12

  • Last modified date

    2018-07-12

  • 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

  • R850 PSY

       UP

  • R900 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
19 October 2021