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IBM Domino 9.0.1 Fix Pack 7 Interim Fix 1 addresses critical issues affecting Domino 9.0.1 FP7 for Linux64 & zLinux64
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Daniel Nashed    

As reported before on Linux64 there is a issue with the cluster replicator which has been addressed with IF1 (SPR #KBRNAEMPX2).
Because of a change in FP7 that needed a recompile of the whole core including all components (SPR# KBRN9Q7EZW) but some files where missing in the installations.

IBM has fixed the issue with 9.0.1 FP7 IF1 which is already available for download. I got it already yesterday for testing thru our PMR and it replaces the missing files.

If you are running Domino on Linux64 with FP7 you should update your server asap to IF1.

-- Daniel

The this linke for additional information and download links


here is the list of files replaced by IF1

rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  33K Aug 18 16:42 billing
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  54K Aug 18 16:42 cldbdir
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  58K Aug 18 16:42 clrepl
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 6.9K Sep 13 22:39 daosmgr.res
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 160K Aug 18 16:42 decs
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 408K Aug 18 16:42 libdcapi.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 390K Aug 18 16:42 libdchtapi.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 188K Aug 18 16:42 libdcrtapi.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 300K Aug 18 16:42 libdecsext.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 333K Aug 18 16:43 libdomws.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8.0K Aug 18 16:41 libhttprs.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 230K Aug 18 16:42 liblsxlc.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  15K Oct 12 23:57 libndgts.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 9.2K Aug 18 16:41 librshttp.so
-r--r--r-- 1 root root  11K Sep 13 22:39 smtp.res

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Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 9:13a   Daniel Nashed
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