/usr/sbin/[23]: /etc/methods/ucfgdevice: 0403-006 Execute perm


  AIX 4.2.1
  RISC J30
  Tape 8mm 5gb
  sysback (both on the server and client systems)

  Customer tried to create a full system backup to a remote system
  and got this error message:

  sysback -xf /dev/rmt0 -h modj30
  Rewinding rmt0 ...
  Changing tape block size to 512 ..
  /usr/sbin/[23]: /etc/methods/ucfgdevice: 0403-006 Execute 
  permission denied.

  Cannot unconfigure device rmt0
  mkboottape: Unable to set block size on device /dev/rmt0.1.

  Unable to create bootable tape

  On the server system:
  1.  cd /usr/sbin
  2.  ls -l setbs
      -rwxr-xr-x   1 root     system      1418 Jan 05 12:26 setbs

      This is incorrect, the permission should be this:

      -rwsr-sr-x   1 root     system      1418 Jan 05 12:26 setbs

  3.  chmod +s setbs

  This corrected the problem.

  The /usr/sbin/setbs program has not been updated in many 
  years.  Recently it was update and the permissions on the 
  setbs in the production code was not updated.  It is however
  set correctly in the update image.

"chmod ug+s FILE", where FILE is all of:

Support Line: /usr/sbin/[23]: /etc/methods/ucfgdevice: 0403-006 Execute perm ITEM: FG9000L
Dated: February 1998 Category: N/A
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