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RP/TUX 9.1 - [CERT] Build COBOL application failed with IBM COBOL compiler version 2 on AIX5.3 (Doc ID 778209.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 19, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Tuxedo - Version 9.1 and later
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***Checked for relevance on 24-12-2013***


Because IBM COBOL compiler has many different compiler options with Micro Focus, buildclient/buildserver cannot build
COBOL program directly on AIX 5.3. 

Reduce $TUXDIR/bin/cobcc to the simplest, like this:
   set -x
   eval cob2 $*

and run :
   buildclient -C -o hello -f hello.cbl

Here is the output:
bjaix13 /testarea/user/cobol>buildclient -C -o hello -f hello.cbl
+ eval cob2 -I/testarea/user/bea/tuxedo9.1/include -o hello -qstaticinline -qrtti=all
-L/testarea/user/bea/tuxedo9.1/lib hello.cbl -lcobatmi -brtl /testarea/user/bea/tuxedo9.1/lib/tpinit.o -ltux -lbuft
-lfml -lfml32 -lengine -lpthread
+ cob2 -I/testarea/user/bea/tuxedo9.1/include -o hello -qstaticinline -qrtti=all -L/testarea/user/bea/tuxedo9.1/lib
hello.cbl -lcobatmi -brtl /testarea/user/bea/tuxedo9.1/lib/tpinit.o -ltux -lbuft -lfml -lfml32 -lengine -lpthread
PP 5724-H44 IBM COBOL for AIX  2.0.0 in progress ...
LineID  Message code  Message text
        IGYDS0139-W   Diagnostic messages were issued during processing of     
                      compiler options.  These messages are located at the     
                      beginning of the listing.                                
Messages    Total    Informational    Warning    Error    Severe    Terminating
Printed:       3                          1         2                      
End of compilation 1,  program HELLOWORLD,  highest severity: Error.
Return code 8
CMDTUX_CAT:512: ERROR: Cannot execute C compiler cobcc  -I$TUXDIR/include -o hello  -qstaticinline  -qrtti=all 
-L${TUXDIR}/lib hello.cbl   -lcobatmi  -brtl $TUXDIR/lib/tpinit.o  -ltux -lbuft  -lfml -lfml32 -lengine  -lpthread 

buildclient still add option '-qstaticinline -qrtti=all' to cob2, which can't be understood by IBM COBOL compiler.

Change the command to:
cob2 -I/testarea/user/bea/tuxedo9.1/include -L${TUXDIR}/lib -o hello hello.cbl $TUXDIR/lib/tpinit.o -ltux -lbuft 
-lfml -lfml32 -lengine  -lpthread -lcobatmi

delete option '-qstaticinline -qrtti=all', than I can build hello.cbl successfully.

This is just a very simple example. If the application is more complex, It is very hard to use current
buildclient/buildserver to build COBOL application.

bjaix13 (AIX 5.3)
Tuxedo 9.1, 32-bit for AIX 5.3
COBOL for AIX Compiler, Version 2


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