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Common Error Handler of IBM OS/2 Extended Edition Install

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120255D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 64K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rauschuber, W: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This disclosure relates to the installation of IBM OS/2* Extended Edition.

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Common Error Handler of IBM OS/2 Extended Edition Install

      This disclosure relates to the installation of IBM OS/2*
Extended Edition.

      In the previous release of IBM OS/2 Extended Edition, the
handling, logging and displaying of errors was inconsistent and
confusing to the user.  To solve this problem, a "Common Error"
routine was provided.  It is called by all components when it gets a
non-zero return code from another routine or command.

      The basic error handling strategy is to capture as much data
about the error as possible and not cause any performance problems.
The component which encounters the error will determine the error
severity and call the IBM OS/2 Extended Edition Common Install
Services program to log the appropriate error message into the
history file along with captured data about the error.

      There are two types of error text lines that the IBM OS/2
Extended Edition Common Install Services program will build and write
in the IBM OS/2 Extended Edition Install History file.

      The following is a sample of the possible error text lines that
are written in the IBM OS/2 Extended Edition Install History file.
    Communications Manager Install failed due to a system
    error.
    Database Manager Install failed due to insufficient
    fixed disk space.
    A recoverable error occurred, processing continues.
    Error processing configuration file.
    Error adding Query Manager to the Program Starter list.

      The following is a sample of the d...