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PI93466: REMOTE WASPREUPGRADE FAILS ON SOLARIS WITH "TEST: ARGUMENT EXPECTED" ERROR

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The WASPreUpgrade script in the remote migration jar gives
    error "test: argument expected" when run on Solaris.
    

Local fix

  • NA
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server Configuration Migration Tools        *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: "Test: argument expected", "you are     *
    *                      not running on a J9 Java VM", or        *
    *                      "Unrecognized option -Xquickstart"      *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    There are several possible, related issues with the migration
    scripts in the remote migration jar. On Solaris, /bin/sh does
    not accept the "-e" argument to the "test" command, resulting
    in "argument expected."
    If the remote migration jar does not include Java, and
    JAVA_HOME points to an Oracle Java image, it is possible to
    either see the non-fatal "You are not running a J9 Java VM"
    and/or a fatal "Unrecognized option: -Xj9" or "Unrecognized
    option: -Xquickstart" depending on platform. This is because
    the jar was initially built to include an IBM Java to run off
    of, but was extended to be platform agnostic which required
    not packaging Java and allowing the system to provide it.
    Issues include the com.ibm.cds jar in plugins, and the
    J9-specific performance options -Xj9 and -Xquickstart being
    added to the java command by WASPreUpgrade.sh.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The remote migration script was adjusted to use ksh on
    Solaris, to exclude the jar com.ibm.cds from the remote
    migration jar, and to only apply the -Xj9 and/or -Xquickstart
    options when an IBM Java VM has been packaged in the jar.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 9.0.0.8 and 8.5.5.14.  Please refer to the Recommended
    Updates
    page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI93466

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2018-02-07

  • Closed date

    2018-04-10

  • Last modified date

    2018-04-10

  • 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



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PI93466

Modified date: 10 April 2018


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