While runing the configuration step for a new project, I received the following error:
Checking that the remote patch directory specified exists...
The PATCH_TOP value is currently set to /ptch/applmgr/ptchappl/patch.
Verifying that this directory exists on the 115_ADM node...
Encountered problems, please see below for details.
It is true the directory doesn't exist. We store all our patches in a shared common area with subdirectories designatef by O/S since we have more than 1 O/S. This enables us to cut down on disk storage required to hold the patches.
Is there a way to set PATCH_TOP to a shared directory? How do I do this on each of the nodes before I finish the configuration step?
If MW doesn't support this, then is it OK to just use a symbolic link on all nodes to point to the shared patch area? Or will that confuse MW when it is trying to download/copy patches to the nodes?
If the directory is already shared among your nodes then create the PATCH_TOP directory so it exists and all the `OS` subdirectories. Then for each node you could specify PATCH_TOP/Linux etc.
You must have the directories there before running the configuration step or it will fail and you will not get your categories.