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IV64808: GENINSTALL STRIPS SPACE REQUIREMENT MESSAGES FOR RPM PREVIEWS APPLIES TO AIX 7100-03

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When using geninstall to preview the installation of RPM
    packages, the program may return a non-zero return
    code without displaying any messages.  For example:
    # geninstall -p -I -pacgYX -d <media> -f RPM.bnd
    
    
    Validating RPM package selections ...
    
    # echo $?
    15
    

Local fix

  • Check the amount of required space for the RPM packages
    to be installed by running the rpm command outside of
    geninstall.  For example:
    /usr/bin/rpm -Uhv --test rpm1.rpm rpm2.rpm ... rpm15.rpm
    installing package perl-5.8.8-2 needs 62Mb on the
       /opt filesystem
    installing package readline-6.2-5 needs 64Mb on the
       /opt filesystem
    installing package wget-1.15-1 needs 66Mb on the
       /opt filesystem
    installing package zlib-1.2.3-4 needs 67Mb on the
       /opt filesystem
    # echo $?
    15
    

Problem summary

  • When using geninstall to preview the installation of RPM
    packages, the program may return a non-zero return
    code without displaying any messages.  For example:
    # geninstall -p -I -pacgYX -d <media> -f RPM.bnd
    
    
    Validating RPM package selections ...
    
    # echo $?
    15
    

Problem conclusion

  • Allowed space requirement messages to be included in geninstall
    preview operation and set return code to 0 if no other errors
    exist.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-08 - use AIX APAR IV70022
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV65299
    7100-02 - use AIX APAR IV70345
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV64808
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV64808

  • Reported component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Reported component ID

    5765H4000

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2014-09-11

  • Closed date

    2014-09-24

  • Last modified date

    2015-09-30

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Fixed component ID

    5765H4000

Applicable component levels

  • R710 PSY U867639

       UP15/05/19 I 1000

PTF to Fileset Mapping



Document information

More support for: AIX Enterprise Edition

Software version: 710

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: IV64808

Modified date: 30 September 2015