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IV71641: NIMADM ON CLIENTS WITH BOS.COMPAT.LINKS INSTALLED MISBEHAVES APPLIES TO AIX 7100-03

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When migrating a AIX 5.3 client with the bos.compat.links
    fileset installed, the mkuser.default and mkuser.sys
    files
    are replaced by reciprocating links.  For example:
    Before migration:
    # find / /usr -xdev
         \( -name mkuser.sys -o -name mkuser.default \) -ls
     lrwxrwxrwx  /etc/security/mkuser.default
                 -> /usr/lib/security/mkuser.default
     lrwxrwxrwx  /etc/security/mkuser.sys
                 -> /usr/lib/security/mkuser.sys
     -rw-r-----  /usr/lib/security/mkuser.default
     -rwxr-x---  /usr/lib/security/mkuser.sys
    
    After migration:
    # find / /usr -xdev
         \( -name mkuser.sys -o -name mkuser.default \) -ls
     lrwxrwxrwx /usr/lib/security/mkuser.default
                -> /etc/security/mkuser.default
     lrwxrwxrwx /usr/lib/security/mkuser.sys
                -> /etc/security/mkuser.sys
    # lppchk -f
    lppchk: 0504-206  File /etc/security/mkuser.default
                  could not be located.
    lppchk: 0504-206  File /etc/security/mkuser.sys
                  could not be located.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • When migrating a AIX 5.3 client with the bos.compat.links
    fileset installed, the mkuser.default and mkuser.sys files
    are replaced by reciprocating links.
    

Problem conclusion

  • In the alt_disk_mig_prei.sh, remove all references of ownership
    of these files from bos.compat.links.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-08 - use AIX APAR IV69061
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV71481
    7100-02 - use AIX APAR IV71796
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV71641
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV71641

  • Reported component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Reported component ID

    5765H4000

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2015-03-30

  • Closed date

    2015-03-30

  • Last modified date

    2016-05-11

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

    IV69061

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Fixed component ID

    5765H4000

Applicable component levels

  • R710 PSY U865832

       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 #: IV71641

Modified date: 11 May 2016