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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Rational Other
Categories Build Forge
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 26, 2019

Build Forge v8.0.0.3 Fails to Start When non-owner (even root) user do the start

BF v8.0.0.3 can only be started by the instance files owner user. If other user - event root is trying to start it, it will get the following error and the Perl Engine will fail to start:
Starting Build Forge Management Console
Can't load 'auto/Sys/Hostname/' for module Sys::Hostname: auto/Sys/Hostname/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory at /PerlApp/ line 212.
at /PerlApp/Sys/ line 27
Can't load 'auto/POSIX/' for module POSIX: auto/POSIX/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory at /PerlApp/ line 212.
at perlapp line 1018
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at line 25.
Premature exit -- status=2

Idea priority High
RFE ID 130392
RFE Product Rational Build Forge
  • Guest
    Sep 16, 2022

    As part of the review process, we strive to be transparent about our intentions with each enhancement suggestion. The offering team has carefully reviewed this idea and has decided that it does not fit into our current plans, the age of the RFE suggests it is outdated or has been delivered over the time, so the idea will be closed. The idea will be kept in IBM's ideas repository and may still be voted on. It might be reassessed or reopened for additional feedback in the future. We value your feedback and thank you for allowing us the privilege of partnering with you in developing our products.