IC88721: PCOM: INSTALL FAILS ON SOME OPERATING SYSTEMS DUE TO AUTORUN.INF FILE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The business has a security policy of disabling AUTORUN.inf on
    ALL destkops.  This include the copying, changing and executing
    of AUTORUN.
    
    The installation of Pcom v60 requires to copy a file named \.IBM
    personal Communications\Java\Doc\autorun.inf  to the local
    directory (and possibly execute it) and therefore the
    installation fails.
    
    Is there any way to prevent the copying and executing of any
    file named autorun.inf during Pcom v60 install?
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All users with disabled Autorun function in  *
    *                 Windows                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: IBM Personal Communication install will *
    *                                                              *
    *                      fail on Windows operating systems where *
    *                                                              *
    *                      Autorun function is disabled.           *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    As a part of IBM Personal Communications installation,
    \.IBM\Personal Communications\Java\Doc\autorun.inf file is
    copied. On Windows operating systems where Autorun function
    is disabled, the install will fail as the operating system
    prevents this file from being copied.
    

Problem conclusion

  • jrelist.csv and jrelist_comp.csv in the install package have
    been changed to no longer copy the Autorun.inf file.
    
    Fix scheduled for PCOM 6.0.6 Refresh Pack
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC88721

  • Reported component name

    PCOMM V5 COMBO-

  • Reported component ID

    5639I700T

  • Reported release

    600

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-11-29

  • Closed date

    2012-11-29

  • Last modified date

    2012-11-29

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

    IC85670

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

Modules/Macros

  • JRELIST
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    PCOMM V5 COMBO-

  • Fixed component ID

    5639I700T

Applicable component levels

  • R600 PSY

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Document information


More support for:

Personal Communications

Software version:

6.0

Reference #:

IC88721

Modified date:

2012-11-29

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