IC91975: NON-ROOT (PRIVATE) INSTALLATION OF INFORMIX SERVER 12.10.XC1 ON HP-UX FAILS WITH "TAR: ././@LONGLINK - CANNOT CREATE" ERRORS

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APAR status

  • Closed as unreproducible in next release.

Error description

  • If you start the non-root installation of Informix Server
    12.10.xC1 on HP-UX operating system by calling the
    './ids_install' script as a non-root user, the installation will
    fail during unpacking of the bundled JRE package with "tar:
    ././@LongLink - cannot create" errors
    
    $ id
    uid=90464(user1) gid=1120(ts)
    
    $ echo $INFORMIXDIR
    /work1/1210_priv
    
    $ pwd
    /work1/tmp
    
    $ ./ids_install
    Preparing to install...
    Extracting the JRE from the installer archive...
    Unpacking the JRE...
    tar: ././@LongLink - cannot create
    tar: ././@LongLink - cannot create
    tar: ././@LongLink - cannot create
    ...
    tar: ././@LongLink - cannot create
    The included VM could not be unarchived (TAR). Please try to
    download
    the installer again and make sure that you download using
    'binary'
    mode.  Please do not attempt to install this currently
    downloaded copy.
    $
    
    The reason is that the HP-UX version of the 'tar' utility uses a
    different internal format for handling long filenames (>100
    characters) than the GNU version of 'tar' used for creating the
    bundled JRE package.
    

Local fix

  • Download and install the GNU tar for HP-UX and modify your $PATH
    env. variable in a way the GNU tar will be found first. For
    example, if you install the GNU tar to /usr/local/bin, modify
    your $PATH to:
    export PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH
    before starting the installation
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users who install IDS with a non-gnu tar on the system       *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See Error Description                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to IDS 12.10.xC2 or later releases                   *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC91975

  • Reported component name

    INFORMIX SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5725A3900

  • Reported release

    C10

  • Status

    CLOSED UR1

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-04-29

  • Closed date

    2014-05-08

  • Last modified date

    2014-05-08

  • 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

    INFORMIX SERVER

  • Fixed component ID

    5725A3900

Applicable component levels

  • RC10 PSY

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Informix Servers

Software version:

C10

Reference #:

IC91975

Modified date:

2014-05-08

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