IC70034: INSTALLFIXPACK WRITES TO FILES IN THE INSTANCE'S SQLLIB FOLDER REGARDLESS IF THE DIRECTORY EXISTS OR NOT.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In certain cases, the home directory of a user does not have
    write access. This could be because it is a mount point that was
    created by the root user. Thus, installfixpack will fail because
    it calls an internal script, db2prechk, which attempts to create
    files within the sqllib directory.
    
    You can verify if you have this issue by running the following
    command as the instance owner:
    
    <Install Path>/instance/db2prechk -i
    
    ====
    Example:
    
    $ /opt/IBM/db2/V9.7/instance/db2prechk -i
    
    Cannot create /home/db2inst1/sqllib.
    /home/db2inst1/sqllib: Permission denied
    touch: /home/db2inst1/sqllib/ctrl/.dbmchk/.host_not_stopped
    cannot create
    touch: /home/db2inst1/sqllib/ctrl/.dbmchk/.host_not_accessible
    cannot create
    /opt/IBM/db2/V9.7/instance/db2prechk:
    /home/db2inst1/sqllib/ctrl/.dbmchk/.hostlist: cannot create
    cat: cannot open /home/db2inst1/sqllib/ctrl/.dbmchk/.hostlist
    /opt/IBM/db2/V9.7/instance/db2prechk:
    /home/db2inst1/sqllib/ctrl/.dbmchk/.host_not_accessible: cannot
    open
    /opt/IBM/db2/V9.7/instance/db2prechk: test: argument expected
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * ALL                                                          *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * If the home directory of a user does not have write access   *
    * the db2prechk will fail.  This could be be caused by a mount *
    * point that was created by the root user.                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to DB2 Version 9.7 Fix Pack 3.                       *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • First fixed in DB2 Version 9.7 Fix Pack 3.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC70034

  • Reported component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Reported component ID

    DB2FORLUW

  • Reported release

    970

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-07-19

  • Closed date

    2010-09-16

  • Last modified date

    2010-09-16

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

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

    IC70199 IC70458

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Fixed component ID

    DB2FORLUW

Applicable component levels

  • R970 PSN

       UP



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More support for:

DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Software version:

9.7

Reference #:

IC70034

Modified date:

2010-09-16

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