Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

reinstall

Posted on 2016-07-21
1
Medium Priority
?
124 Views
Last Modified: 2016-07-28
Hi,

For an unknown reason, lpd and printq users, printq group were deleted on AIX. Now, we want to reinstall bos.rte.printers fileset but need to restore, users, group and all file permissions of commands of this fileset.

Question, how can we reinstall and reconfigure bos.rte.printers from scratch? Is it possible?
0
Comment
Question by:CSIA AN
1 Comment
 
LVL 68

Accepted Solution

by:
woolmilkporc earned 2000 total points
ID: 41723623
Hi,

You can reinstall bos.rte.printers by performing an "overwrite same or newer ..." installation of the base level (!) fileset and applying all subsequent TL updates and the latest SP up to the desired level. Please note that an automatic installation of requisite software is not supported along with "overwrite" - and again - it must be the base level fileset!

Users/groups and permissions should come back with the installation, as well as the relevant ODM subsystems and security attributes (for /etc/security/privcmds).
Even if users and groups wouldn't come back along with the installation - it should be quite easy re-adding the lpd and lp users or the lp and printq groups, respectively using the numeric ids found on an intact AIX system:
lpd user/printq group: 9, lp user/group : 11
Afaik there is no "printq" user!
When users/groups are removed then owner or group of concerned files will show up as numeric ids, but ownership will not change.
Re-adding the users/groups using their previous ids will make the files show up again with "real" owner/group names.

bos.rte.printers does not contain the full directory structure found under /usr/lib/lpd and /var/spool/lpd, so if you need to restore things like predefined printer attributes, smit menus etc. consider reinstalling this fileset as well.

To help decide what's required/missing check with "lslpp -f bos.rte.printers" and "lslpp -f printers.rte" what these filesets have to offer.

Cheers

wmp
0

Featured Post

How to Use the Help Bell

Need to boost the visibility of your question for solutions? Use the Experts Exchange Help Bell to confirm priority levels and contact subject-matter experts for question attention.  Check out this how-to article for more information.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A metadevice consists of one or more devices (slices). It can be expanded by adding slices. Then, it can be grown to fill a larger space while the file system is in use. However, not all UNIX file systems (UFS) can be expanded this way. The conca…
Java performance on Solaris - Managing CPUs There are various resource controls in operating system which directly/indirectly influence the performance of application. one of the most important resource controls is "CPU".   In a multithreaded…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month10 days, 11 hours left to enroll

886 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question