Spoke too soon. Last nights channel update SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2022-2540 brought back the hang.
As before can be fixed with "zypper in -f java-1_8_0-ibm-1.8.0_sr6.25-30.81.1".
Micro Focus is happy to announce the availability of following updates for Open Enterprise Server and iPrint Appliance:
These updates include fixes for several customer reported issues and platform updates. Some key highlights are:
Update 4 is available on your server over the channel. Updating (Patching) an OES 2018 SP3 Server covers different patching methods.
Monthly OS update for the base SLES 12 SP5 on OES 2018 SP3 and SLES 12 SP3 on iPrint Appliance.
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Could it be related to the issue discussed in "After Recent Updates, Unable to Install or Update iManager Plugins (npm)" KB article? Please note that we have a defect open for this issue. However, we have reverted the Java version in Update 3/4 to allow for seamless plugin upgrade.
I've updated 2 VM's so far but both have problems to update the iManager plugins after the install of Update4 and rebooting. iManager always seems to hang during the uninstall phase of updating a plugin. For example, iManager spawns an uninstall process like:
java -Djava.awt.headless=true -jar /var/opt/novell/iManager/nps/UninstallerData/Uninstall_SNMPConfiguration/uninstaller.jar -i silent
But the process just stays there and never makes progress. If I kill this process iManager continues with the install phase of the plugin and successfully installs the plugin. Then iManager hangs again with the next update process.
Otherwise Update4 works fine here on these VM's.