Special considerations for LANSA for iSeries installs, upgrades and EPCs if IFS Symbolic links are used

Date: 15 May 2014
Product/Release: LANSA for iSeries - All currently supported versions
Abstract: LANSA installs and upgrades will encounter issues with IFS symbolic links - special instructions required.
Submitted By: LANSA Technical Support

The LANSA for iSeries Install and Upgrade does not support the use of IFS symbolic links. LANSA currently only supports absolute path names. If you are using symbolic links, pre and post install or upgrade steps are required to ensure a successful completion. You should contact your local LANSA support team to obtain the special instructions before attempting a LANSA install of upgrade.

Note: These IFS symbolic link considerations also apply to any LANSA product install that affects the IFS, for example, LANSA Integrator install and upgrades and LANSA for iSeries EPCs.

Changes to the LANSA Install, LANSA upgrade and EPC install to cater for symbolic links will be added in an upcoming version of LANSA.