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AIX Version 4.3 Problem Solving Guide and Reference

Software Service Aids Package

In AIX Version 4, some of the error log and dump commands are delivered in an optionally installable package called bos.sysmgt.serv_aid. The base system (bos.rte) includes the services for logging errors to the error log file. This includes the errlog subroutines, the errsave and errlast kernel service, the error device driver (/dev/error), the error daemon, and the errstop command. The commands required for licensed program installation (errinstall and errupdate) are also included in bos.rte. System dump commands included in the bos.sysmgt.serv_aid include the sysdumpstart command.

To determine if this package is installed, run the following command:

lslpp -l | grep bos.sysmgt.serv_aid

If this package is installed, a line containing the following will be displayed:


If the package is not installed, you can use the System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) dialogs to install the bos.sysmgt.serv_aid package. If SMIT is not installed, use the installp command:

installp -xad <installation device> bos.sysmgt.serv_aid

Related Information

Because the errclear, errdead, errlogger, errmsg, and errpt commands are part of the optionally installable Software Service Aids package (bos.sysmgt.serv_aid), you need the Software Service Aids package to generate reports from the error log or delete entries from the error log. For information on transferring your system's error log to another system that has the Software Service Aids package installed, see "Transferring Your Errror Log to Another System" .

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