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PM80487: INSTALL FAILS IF PARENT DIRECTORY IS UNWRITABLE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The installation of Worklight Server fails if the parent
    directory of the designated installation directory is not
    writable by the user who performs the installation.
    

Local fix

  • Install in /some/root-owned-dir/IBM/Worklight, if you make sure
    that /some/root-owned-dir/IBM and
    /some/root-owned-dir/IBM/Worklight are both owned by the
    non-root user.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  Users of Worklight 5.0.0.x who install as a *
    *                  non-root / non-administrator user that has  *
    *                  no write permissions to the parent          *
    *                  directory                                   *
    *                  of the selected installation directory.     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The installation of Worklight Server    *
    *                      fails if the parent directory of the    *
    *                      designated installation directory is    *
    *                      not writable by the user who performs   *
    *                      the installation.                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The installation of Worklight server attempts to write a file
    'install.log' in the parent directory, which fails if the user
    does not have write permissions in that directory.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code was changed to create the install.log file in the
    installation directory, instead of its parent directory.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fixpack 5.0.5.0.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM80487

  • Reported component name

    MOBILE FNDTN EN

  • Reported component ID

    5725G9200

  • Reported release

    500

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-01-12

  • Closed date

    2013-01-12

  • Last modified date

    2013-01-12

  • 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

    MOBILE FNDTN EN

  • Fixed component ID

    5725G9200

Applicable component levels

  • R500 PSY

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Document information

More support for: IBM Mobile Foundation

Software version: 500

Reference #: PM80487

Modified date: 2013-01-12