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Support Article in 7.1.7 fails for unknown reason



Running ./ --action install to generate the DDL for a new installation of PRPC 7.1 ML7 and it is failing.

Error Messages

Generating install ddl...
"./bin/ant"  -Dpega.schemas= -Dbypass.pega.ddl.generation=false -Dinstall.temp.dir=./temp -Dcli.ddl.action="install" -f ./setupDatabase.xml "Commandline Generate DDL"
Buildfile: /opt/apps/PRPC7.1.7/scripts/setupDatabase.xml

Commandline Generate DDL:

Load Properties:
[pega:propertyparser] Reading Properties from : /opt/apps/PRPC7.1.7/scripts/

Generate DDL:
     [echo] rules.schema=v717rules
     [echo] data.schema=v717data

/opt/apps/PRPC7.1.7/scripts/setupDatabase.xml:1519: Directory /oracledate/install creation was not successful for an unknown reason

Total time: 0 seconds
Ant Process returned a non 0 value

Steps to Reproduce

./ --action install

Root Cause

The root cause of this problem is a defect in Pegasystems’ code/rules. 

In the there is an optional parameter to specify the location of the generated DDL.  

    echo "  --outputDir         (Optional) The output directory for the scripts. Defaults"
    echo "                      to {distributionImage}/schema/generated/{dbType}"

With the script if this parameter is not set the default ends up being the root directory as the system property pega.schemas is passed in without a value.


This issue is resolved through the following local change: 

Include the --outputDir parameter on your command line and specify the location where you want the generated ddl to be written.  If you are running from the scripts directory and want the generated ddl to go to the default location you can specifiy the parameter as ../schema/generated.

For example

./ --action install --outputDir ../schema/generated

In 7.1 ML8, a default gen_dir has been added to, so this won't be an issue anymore.

Published January 31, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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