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Created on May 24, 2017

Fix Pack Installation Leaves Missing Entries in rpm on Linux

"On a RHEL 6.6 Linux system when installing Fix Pack there are many entries in the rpm database when issuing the 'rpm -Va' command for MQ for example:
missing /opt/mqm/maintenance/
I have a log file from a session where I removed MQ 7.5 issuing the 'rpm -Va' command along the way these missing entries are displayed immediately after the installation of FP
I have queried other internal Linux systems running MQ 8.0 where multiple 8.0 fix packs have been applied and uncovered the same situation so it does not appear to be specific to MQ 7.5.
The problem reported is a known limitation because of MQ install design on Linux and also because of limitations in Linux rpms. This is not an easy one to fix and might need significant change(e.g. using some other installation method instead of rpm) in MQ installation.
Please investigate methods to install IBM MQ Fix Packs on the Linux platform that does not leave missing entries in the rpm database.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 105610
RFE Product IBM MQ
  • Admin
    Mark Taylor
    Nov 28, 2022

    Fixpacks from onwards have improved this scenario