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IT11736: SERVER "RC.DSMSERV" SCRIPT ON SOLARIS CAN FAIL WITH "BAD OPTION(S)" ERROR

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Running /opt/tivoli/tsm/server/bin/rc.dsmserv start up script on
    Solaris platform for 6.3.5.x server, can fail with:
    bad option(s) error.
    
    /opt/tivoli/tsm/server/bin/rc.dsmserv: [[: not found
    
    IBM TIVOLI STORAGE MANAGER
    Remove ST Device Utility Program for Sun Solaris
    Version 6, Release 3, Level 5.100
    Licensed Materials - Property of IBM
    
    (C) Copyright IBM Corporation 1990, 2011.
    All rights reserved.
    U.S. Government Users Restricted Rights - Use, duplication or
    disclosure
    restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corporation.
    
       o No Solaris st device driver files corresponding to Tivoli
    Storage Manager tape drives have been deleted.
    
       o No Solaris st device driver files corresponding to IBM tape
    drives have been deleted.
    
    -c /opt/tivoli/tsm/server/bin/dsmserv  -i
    /instance_directory/tsminst1 -q: bad option(s)
    
    
    
    
    The error is caused by the placement of " " in rc.dsmserv for:
    
    exec su - $instanceUser "-c /opt/tivoli/tsm/server/bin/dsmserv
    $cmdParms"
    
    Tivoli Storage Manager Server Versions Affected:  6.3.5.x and
    7.1.x on Solaris platform
    
    
    
    | MDVPARTL 6.3.5.0-TIV_5698MSV | (IC90127)
    
    Initial Impact: Medium
    
    Additional Keywords:  TSM sun solaris startup script double
    quotes
    

Local fix

  • Edit "/opt/tivoli/tsm/server/bin/rc.dsmserv" and change:
    
    exec su - $instanceUser "-c /opt/tivoli/tsm/server/bin/dsmserv
    $cmdParms"
    
    to:
    
    exec su - $instanceUser -c "/opt/tivoli/tsm/server/bin/dsmserv
    $cmdParms"
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All Tivoli Storage Manager server users.                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See ERROR DESCRIPTION.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Apply fixing level when available. This                      *
    * problem is currently projected to be fixed                   *
    * in levels 6.3.6 and 7.1.4. Note that this                    *
    * is subject to change at the discretion of IBM.               *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • This problem was fixed.
    Affected platforms: HP-UX, Solaris.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT11736

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    63S

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-10-15

  • Closed date

    2015-10-20

  • Last modified date

    2015-10-20

  • 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

    TSM SERVER

  • Fixed component ID

    5698ISMSV

Applicable component levels

  • R63H PSY

       UP

  • R63S PSY

       UP

  • R71H PSY

       UP

  • R71S PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 63S

Reference #: IT11736

Modified date: 20 October 2015