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PM35549: UPDATE INSTALLER HAS ISSUES WITH MUTEX PRE-REQ CHECKING FOR APARS

Fixes are available

7.0.0.19: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 19
7.0.0.21: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 21
7.0.0.23: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 23
7.0.0.25: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 25
7.0.0.27: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 27
7.0.0.29: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 29
7.0.0.31: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 31
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.33: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 33
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
7.0.0.19: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.21: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.23: Java SDK 1.6 SR10 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.25: Java SDK 1.6 SR11 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR12 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.29: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.45: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP60 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.31: Java SDK 1.6 SR15 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.35: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.37: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP3 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.39: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP7 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.41: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP20 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.43: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP41 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Update Installer (UPDI) is designed to do lots of prereq checks
    before it really installs a maintenance package.
    One of the prereq checks is an APAR Prereq check. The
    following 2 items about mutex (mutually exclusive) APARs will
    be checked:
    #1 whether the installed APAR contains the mutex APAR for
    current selected maintenance.
    #2 whether the current selected maintenance contains the mutex
    APAR for already installed maintenances.
    
    Scnerio :
    If the installed APAR PKXXXX has a mutex APAR PKYYYY.
    When installing a Fix pack, UPDI finds that the Fixpack contains
    APAR PKYYYY which is a mutex APAR for PKXXXX.
    Although APAR PKXXXX will be uninstalled during the FP
    installation, it still exists during the prereq check period.
    So it comes out in the error  message.
    
    Currently UPDI doesn't have the ability to predict the APARS
    which are going to be uninstalled during the mutex pre-req
    checking and this APAR will resolve it.
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V7.0                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: UPDI mutex prereq checking failed when  *
    *                      applying a fix pack which contains the  *
    *                      APAR which is a mutex APAR for an       *
    *                      installed interim Fix.                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    UPDI is designed to do mutex prereq checking before it
    really installs a maintenance package. Currently UPDI doesn't
    have the ability to predict the APARs which are going to be
    uninstalled during the mutex pre-req checking. If the
    installed APAR PKXXXX has a mutex APAR PKYYYY. When installing a
    Fix pack, UPDI finds that the Fix pack contains APAR PKYYYY
    which is a mutex APAR for PKXXXX. Although APAR PKXXXX will be
    uninstalled during the fix pack installation, it still exists
    during the prereq check period. So the UPDI prereq checking
    will fail.
    

Problem conclusion

  • UPDI will be enhanced to exclude the APARS which are going to
    be uninstalled during the mutex prereq checking when applying
    a Fix Pack.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 7.0.0.19.  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

    PM35549

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-03-24

  • Closed date

    2011-04-26

  • Last modified date

    2011-04-26

  • 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

  • R700 PSY

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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM35549

Modified date: 26 April 2011