Bug ID 764969: ILX no longer supports symlinks in workspaces as of v14.1.0

Last Modified: Nov 15, 2019

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0, 14.1.0.1, 14.1.0.2, 14.1.0.3, 14.1.0.4, 14.1.0.5, 14.1.0.6, 14.1.2, 14.1.2.1, 14.1.2.2

Opened: Mar 25, 2019
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

The GUI and TMSH report an error message if a symlink is present, and the workspace does not run. The error appears similar to the following: General database error retrieving information. General error: 01070711:3: boost::filesystem::status: Permission denied: "/var/ilx/workspaces/Common/test_links1/tmp_file" in statement [SELECT COUNT(*) FROM dev_workspace WHERE name LIKE '%'].

Impact

The ILX module is not accessible via the GUI, and the workspace with the symlink cannot be run.

Conditions

-- An ILX workspace is in the configuration. -- The workspace contains a symlink. -- Install the relevant rpm package with --no-bin-links (e.g., npm install <package-name> --no-bin-links).

Workaround

1. Remove the symlink. 2. Copy the file into the workspace.

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change