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IV46430: INSTALLANYWHERE PACKAGE INSTALLS A LINK AT JRE/BIN/JAVAWS THAT P OINTS TO ITSELF

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Error Message: After installation of .bin following behavior was
    observed:
    bash-3.00$ cd jdk/jre/bin
    
    bash-3.00$ ls -l javaws
    
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 porting dba 13 Apr 18 13:25 javaws -> ../bin/javaws
    
    bash-3.00$ ./javaws
    
    bash: ./javaws: There are too many levels of symbolic links to
    translate a path name.
    .
    Stack Trace: N/A
    .
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • InstallAnywhere package installs a link at jre/bin/javaws that
    points to itself
    

Problem conclusion

  • This defect will be fixed in:
    7.0.0 SR6
    .
    Link was generated wrongly assuming that javaws executable
    present in JAVA_HOME/jre/javaws folder. But javaws folder under
    JAVA_HOME was removed and packaging script was not updated of
    this change, hence the link got created in circular way. Now
    packaging code updated so that it doesn't generate the link
    which is not required.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV46430

  • Reported component name

    JAVA CLASS LIBS

  • Reported component ID

    620700130

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-07-31

  • Closed date

    2013-09-02

  • Last modified date

    2013-10-21

  • 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

    JAVA CLASS LIBS

  • Fixed component ID

    620700130

Applicable component levels

  • R700 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Runtimes for Java Technology
Java Class Libraries

Software version: 700

Reference #: IV46430

Modified date: 21 October 2013