Category: Server Administration

Windows Update Tip

Yesterday, I was told of a great tip regarding Windows updates. I have had trouble many a time when Windows inadvertently rebooted while I left something to run overnight.

Step-by-Step: Windows Update – Disabling Auto-Restart for Automatic Updates

Here is a quick summary just in case the link goes away:

Open the group policy editor: Start > Run, gpedit.msc

Computer Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> Windows Components –> Windows Update

Enable the setting: No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates installations

Documenting an Install

I have been recommended to document a PeopleSoft installation by printing out the installation notes and writing down in the margins what I did and what problems I ran into.  I think that is a great idea.

But, what if I could convert the installation notes into Microsoft Word or Open Office so that I could take my notes directly in the document.  The advantage is that I would have something I could search through for reference or in case of problems.  Also, I could easily include screen shots and such.

The problem is that I haven’t found a way to convert the PDF.  Here is a link that I tried, it and might help you if you have a smaller PDF.  I think the installation notes are too large.  It didn’t work for me.  Let me know if you get it to work.

I am exploring some other options, too.

Please let me know if you have any other ideas for PDFs or for installation documentation.

Step By Step Virtual PS Install: Database Creation

This is a continuation of my virtual PeopleSoft installation.  In this step, we will create the database in an already installed Oracle Database system.  So, this assumes that the Oracle Database software is already installed.  Loading the PeopleTools data will be covered in the next step.  To see the complete list of steps, click here.

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Step by Step: Yum + Samba

I had trouble getting several things to work, and configuring yum would make it much, much easier.  So, I found this article and figured it was time to give it a try.

All of this is done in the terminal window, and so, I will go skimpy on the screenshots for this post.

Uninstalling Yum

The article mentions removing yum.  This made me a little worried, but I exported it nonetheless.

The following command will display the yum installed packages:

[pshr@hrdmosys ~]$ rpm -qa | grep yum
yum-metadata-parser-1.1.2-2.el5
yum-3.2.8-9.el5
yum-updatesd-0.9-2.el5
yum-security-1.1.10-9.el5

Removing yum makes me wary, and so, I ran a test uninstall first and found that it was not as simple as removing just yum.  Several other packages depend on yum.

[pshr@hrdmosys ~]$ rpm -e --test `rpm -qa | grep yum`
error: Failed dependencies:
yum-metadata-parser is needed by (installed) createrepo-0.4.11-3.el5.noarch
yum >= 3.2.5-2 is needed by (installed) pirut-1.3.28-13.0.1.el5.noarch
yum is needed by (installed) system-config-kickstart-2.6.19.6-1.0.1.el5.noarch
yum >= 2.9.2 is needed by (installed) anaconda-11.1.2.113-1.0.1.i386

Then, I noticed that the yum version in the CentOS repository is the same version as what I have installed.  So, I decided to skip the uninstall and reinstall process.

Creating the Repository

sudo vi /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo

or

sudo gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo

Place this in the file:

[base]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Base
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=os
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-centos-5
priority=1
protect=1
enabled=1

[update]
name=CentOS-$releasever – Updates
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=updates
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-centos-5
priority=1
protect=1
enabled=1

[addons]
name=CentOS-$releasever – Addons
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=addons
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-centos-5
priority=1
protect=1
enabled=1

[extras]
name=CentOS-$releasever – Extras
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=extras
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-centos-5
priority=1
protect=1
enabled=1

[centosplus]
name=CentOS-$releasever – Plus
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=centosplus
gpgcheck=1
enabled=1
gpgkey=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-centos-5
priority=2
protect=1

Now, here is the Repository List:

[pshr@hrdmosys ~]$ yum repolist
Loading "security" plugin
repo id              repo name                                 status
addons               CentOS-5 - Addons                         enabled
base                 CentOS-5 - Base                           enabled
centosplus           CentOS-5 - Plus                           enabled
extras               CentOS-5 - Extras                         enabled
update               CentOS-5 - Updates                        enabled

Then, update with

sudo yum update

Enterprise-Release issue

When I did the yum update I got this issue:

Error: Missing Dependency: enterprise-release is needed by package up2date

I did a few queries to find out more about the enterprise-release package:

[pshr@hrdmosys ~]$ rpm -q --whatrequires enterprise-release
up2date-5.10.1-41.8.el5
[pshr@hrdmosys ~]$ rpm -q --whatprovides enterprise-release
enterprise-release-5-0.0.9
[pshr@hrdmosys ~]$ man rpm
[pshr@hrdmosys ~]$ rpm -q --whatprovides enterprise-release --provides
config(enterprise-release) = 6:5-0.0.9
redhat-release
enterprise-release = 6:5-0.0.9
[pshr@hrdmosys ~]$ rpm -q --whatprovides enterprise-release --requires
/bin/sh
config(enterprise-release) = 6:5-0.0.9
rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1
rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1

I also checked on the up2date package.  Here is what it provides:

[pshr@hrdmosys ~]$ rpm -q --whatprovides up2date --provides
config(up2date) = 5.10.1-41.8.el5
dmimodule.so
up2date = 5.10.1-41.8.el5

Here is what it requires:

[pshr@hrdmosys ~]$ rpm -q --whatprovides up2date --requires
/bin/bash
/bin/sh
/bin/sh
/bin/sh
/bin/sh
/bin/sh
/sbin/chkconfig
/usr/bin/env
/usr/bin/python
anaconda
anaconda-runtime
config(up2date) = 5.10.1-41.8.el5
e2fsprogs
enterprise-release
gnupg
libc.so.6
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.0)
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.1)
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.1.3)
libxml2-python
mkinitrd >= 3.2.2
newt
oracle-logos
perl
pirut
policycoreutils >= 1.18.1-4.9
python >= 2.2.2
python(abi) = 2.4
python-optik
rhnlib >= 1.8.7
rhpl >= 0.194.1-1.0.1
rpm >= 4.2.3-24_nonptl
rpm-python
rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1
rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1
rtld(GNU_HASH)
sh-utils
system-config-kickstart

I don’t know what the solution is here.  If you have any ideas, please let me know.

Installing Samba

Here is what the repository contains:

[pshr@hrdmosys ~]$ yum list | grep -i smb
gnome-vfs2-smb.i386                      2.16.2-4.el5           installed
pam_smb.i386                             1.1.7-7.2.1            installed
[pshr@hrdmosys ~]$ yum list | grep -i samba
samba-client.i386                        3.0.28-0.el5.8         installed
samba-common.i386                        3.0.28-0.el5.8         installed
samba.i386                               3.0.28-1.el5_2.1       update
samba-client.i386                        3.0.28-1.el5_2.1       update
samba-common.i386                        3.0.28-1.el5_2.1       update
samba-swat.i386                          3.0.28-1.el5_2.1       update
sblim-cmpi-samba.i386                    0.5.2-31.el5           base
sblim-cmpi-samba-devel.i386              1-31.el5               base
sblim-cmpi-samba-test.i386               1-31.el5               base
system-config-samba.noarch               1.2.39-1.el5           base

Then, I installed the graphical configuration tool to make this easier.

sudo yum install system-config-samba

This installed the other programs as well:

Dependencies Resolved

=============================================================================
Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size
=============================================================================
Installing:
system-config-samba     noarch     1.2.39-1.el5     base              263 k
Updating:
samba-common            i386       3.0.28-1.el5_2.1  update            8.7 M
Installing for dependencies:
samba                   i386       3.0.28-1.el5_2.1  update             16 M
Updating for dependencies:
samba-client            i386       3.0.28-1.el5_2.1  update            4.9 M

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install      2 Package(s)
Update       2 Package(s)
Remove       0 Package(s)

I did get this error message:

GPG key retrieval failed: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found

I didn’t take the time to troubleshoot it.  I just wanted it installed, and so, I used the command

sudo yum install system-config-samba --nogpgcheck

Now, I can use the command system-config-samba to configure samba.  Also, I can start the samba services with:

sudo /sbin/service smb start

Resources

libclntsh error

I had an error with data mover:

[pshr@localhost ~]$ psdmtx -CT ORACLE -CD HRDMO -CO SYSADM -CP SYSADM -CI PEOPLE -CW PEOP1E -FP ~/test.dms
PeopleTools 8.49 - Data Mover
Copyright (c) 2008 PeopleSoft, Inc.
All Rights Reserved

dlopen in libpscompat failed for ‘libpsora.so’: libclntsh.so.9.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
PSDMTX Error: signon
Reason: Could not sign on to database HRDMO with user SYSADM.

The fix was to create a symbolic link:

[pshr@localhost ~]$ cd /home/pshr/app/pshr/product/11.1.0/db_1/lib
[pshr@localhost lib]$ ln -s libclntsh.so libclntsh.so.9.0

Resources

Unable to boot the apserver… Need to install 32 bit library for window to fix the Missing or invalid version of SQL library libpsora