E-DPK: Using PeopleTools 8.55 DPK To Install NON-UNICODE PS_HOME
(Doc ID 2180074.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 01, 2019
Applies to:PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.55 and later
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 psft-dpk-setup.sh 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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