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E-DPK: Using PeopleTools 8.55 DPK To Install NON-UNICODE PS_HOME (Doc ID 2180074.1)

Last updated on JULY 27, 2022

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.55 and later
Generic Linux
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) - Version: 2008 R2


On : 8.55 version, Updates and Fixes

Trying to use PeopleTools 8.55 DPK to install NON-UNICODE PS_HOME on Linux platform

When trying to install an non-Unicode PS_HOME using the 8.55.08 DPK files in Linux or Windows OS and using psft_customizations.yaml file where db_unicode changes false for non-Unicode, The install completes with new PS_HOME/setup directory, (but) the file named Unicode.cfg still says UNICODE = 1.

A Unicode server was cloned with a copy of 8.55.03 PS_HOME and then patched to 8.55.05 and later to 8.55.08. In the PT 8.55.08 environment on the cloned server, all COBOL fail.

A  NON-UNICODE PS_HOME created using the 8.55.08 DPK without COBOL failing.

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

1. Cloned the Linux server to a new server. All previously installed PS_HOME have been deleted and the old PS_HOME 8.55.08 directory was renamed.
2. Downloaded the  8.55.08 DPK files.
3. Unzipped the first DPK file to create the migration and setup directories.
4. Created a psft_customizations.yaml file where specifying that db_unicode is false.
5. Run the command with --env_type midtier --deploy_only --deploy_type tools_home options.
6. Where it asks if you want to continue with the default initialization process, answer 'n'.
7. Copy the psft_customizations.yaml file to /etc/puppet/data.
8. Change directory to /etc/puppet/manifests and run puppet apply site.pp.
9. The install complete with the new PS_HOME/setup directory, (but) there is still a file named unicode.cfg. This file still says UNICODE = 1. “

The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot setup a new PS_HOME/setup directory with non-Unicode.




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