Slight to Change to PS_HOME in 8.54 psconfig.sh

I’ve been working with some 8.54 PeopleTools installs and noticed a slight change in how $PS_HOME is set.  It’s hardly an issue, but I wasn’t expecting it, and it caught me off guard the first time.  Normally when you run the installer it would hard code the $PS_HOME variable in psconfig.sh to the path specified for the install, for instance:

Well now with 8.54 it seems the installer sets it to use pwd

This places the path of where you source psconfig.sh from into the variable.  So if .bash_profile simply sources /opt/apps/psoft/pt854/psconfig.sh when you login as user psfin it sets PS_HOME to /home/psfin.  Probably not exactly what they were after, but who knows.  Anyway it only takes a second to update it if you like.

I took a look at one of the PUM images and here’s what it does.  First it saves off the current directory, then it changes directory to ps_home directory (tests if it exists first), sources psconfig.sh, and then cd’s back to the original directory.

One thought on “Slight to Change to PS_HOME in 8.54 psconfig.sh
  1. Because of it I was facing issue running cache directory schema in LDAP. After setting PS_HOME in psconfig.sh on PSUNX server. It worked fine.

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