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IV64401: SETTING NIM_SECONDARY_PORT IN SMIT CHANGES /ETC/ENVIRONMENT PERM APPLIES TO AIX 6100-08

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When using smit to change the nimsh secondary port value,
    the permissions on the /etc/environment file may be
    changed if root's umask value has been changed.
    
    Example:
    # ls -l /etc/environment
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 root system 2009 Feb 18 1:53
    /etc/environment
    # umask
    077
    # smitty nim_config_services
    [Modify Secondary Port Number]
    # ls -l /etc/environment
    -rw------- 1 root system 2037 Feb 18 2:50
    /etc/environment
    

Local fix

  • Set permissions on the /etc/environment file after
    changing
    the NIM_SECONDARY_PORT value via smit using the chmod
    command.
    

Problem summary

  • When using smit to change the nimsh secondary port value,
    the permissions on the /etc/environment file may be changed
    if root's umask value has been changed.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Preserving the permissions on the /etc/environment.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-08 - use AIX APAR IV64401
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV59087
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV59087
    7100-02 - use AIX APAR IV55795
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV59105
    7100-04 - use AIX APAR IV59072
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV64401

  • Reported component name

    AIX 610 STD EDI

  • Reported component ID

    5765G6200

  • Reported release

    610

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2014-09-02

  • Closed date

    2014-09-02

  • Last modified date

    2016-05-10

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

    IV55795

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

    U868592

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX 610 STD EDI

  • Fixed component ID

    5765G6200

Applicable component levels

  • R610 PSY U868592

       UP15/01/18 I 1000



Document information

More support for: AIX Standard Edition

Software version: 610

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: IV64401

Modified date: 10 May 2016