Bug ID 644750: 'epsec' tool fails in older version after use in newer version.

Last Modified: Jan 29, 2019

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP APM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1, 13.1.0, 13.1.0.1, 13.1.0.2, 13.1.0.3, 13.1.0.4, 13.1.0.5, 13.1.0.6, 13.1.0.7, 13.1.0.8, 13.1.1, 13.1.1.1, 13.1.1.2, 13.1.1.3, 13.1.1.4

Opened: Feb 13, 2017
Severity: 2-Critical

Symptoms

Update to v13.0.x or v13.1.x removes EPSEC backward compatibility with BIG-IP systems running software versions earlier than v13.0.0.

Impact

Errors are reported; EPSEC commands are not functional.

Conditions

Use 'System :: Software Management : Antivirus Check Updates' facilities in v13.0.0, boot back to 11.6.x or 11.5.x, and then run an EPSEC command such as the following: epsec -v version

Workaround

Remove all environment locks on the shared RPM database and then try the EPSEC commands again. To remove all environment locks, run the following command: rm /shared/lib/rpm__*.db

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change