Installation Instructions for Hot Fix A2L005


Hot fix A2L005 addresses the issue(s) in SAS Flex Application Themes 4.3 on HP-UX IPF as documented in the Issue(s) Addressed section of the hot fix download page:

The hot fix downloaded,, contains the updated files required to address the documented issues.
Do NOT extract the contents of The hot fix installation process will extract the contents as needed.


  1. You must have SAS Flex Application Themes 4.3 installed on your system before applying this hot fix. Refer to SN-35968 for instructions on how to determine which product releases you have installed.

  2. Files delivered in this hot fix will be backed up during the installation process. However, it is good general practice to back up your system before applying updates to software.

  3. You must have Administrator Privileges on your CLIENT or SERVER machine.

  4. All currently active SAS sessions, daemons, spawners and servers must be terminated before applying this hot fix.

  5. This hot fix should be installed using the same userid who performed the initial software installation.

  6. CONFIGURATION: No automatic configuration scripting is included for this hot fix. If you have previously configured software installed, the SAS Deployment Manager may present a screen where you will see "Apply SAS Hot Fixes" and "Configure SAS Hot Fixes" options. On this screen, you must ensure that the "Configure SAS Hot Fix" option is *not* selected. If this option is automatically selected, please de-select it prior to proceeding with the SAS Deployment Manager Screens. Failure to do so could have unintended consequences when applying this hot fix.


The A2L005 hot fix for SAS Flex Application Themes 4.3 will be installed using the SAS Deployment Manager. By default, the SAS Deployment Manager will search in the <SASHOME>/InstallMisc/HotFixes/New directory for hot fixes to be applied, but will also prompt for a location if you have downloaded hot fixes to a different directory.

After downloading, follow the instructions for applying hot fixes in the SAS Deployment Wizard and SAS Deployment Manager 9.4: User's Guide.

Please review the CONFIGURATION Important Note above concerning proper selection of the "Configure SAS Hot Fix" option in the SAS Deployment Manager.

The content of this hot fix is listed in the hot fix manifest.


Property file updates for SASServer Instances

To surface changes delivered in this hotfix for SN-59078 , you must Update the file.

You can find the file under the conf folder, inside each instance of SASServer* web application server.

NOTE: Server instance folder names follow SASServerx_n syntax ,where x is the server's id and n is its multiplier (when clustered). The example below assumes x=1,n=1.

Probable file locations





Once the file is located, use an editor of your choice to make changes as follows:

  1. search for the string: org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.jarsToSkip

  2. remove the following string from the property: sas.commons.flex.midtier.jar

    Be careful to remove the comma after the jar file so there will be only one comma between any two jar file names.
  3. Save the updated file

  4. Restart the servers.

Repeat the above process for all instances of the SASServer* web application servers.

This completes the installation of hot fix A2L005 on HP-UX IPF.

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