Syntax checker for user-modified bosinst.data files.
The bicheck command checks for the existence of the control flow, target_disk_data, and locale stanzas in the bosinst.data file. The parameter Filename indicates the bosinst.data file you want to verify. The value--if not blank--for each field in a stanza is confirmed to match an allowable value, if possible, and checked for length limitations and/or other possible limitations.
If a non-prompted install is specified, the existence of values for required fields is confirmed.
If a dump stanza exists and if the value is not blank, the value is determined to match an allowable value, if possible. It is also checked for length limitations and/or other possible limitations.
The bicheck command does not stop after the first error, but continues to list all problems it finds with the given bosinst.data file. All error messages are sent to standard error.
This command returns the following exit values:
|1||An error occurred.|
/usr/lpp/bosinst/bicheck contains the bicheck command.
The mksysb command.
Customizing the BOS Installation Guide, AIX Version 4.3 Installation Guide