Installation Instructions for Hot Fix A55005


Hot fix A55005 addresses the issue(s) in SAS Web Report Studio 4.2_M1 on HP-UX IPF as documented in the Issue(s) Addressed section of the hot fix download page:


  1. You must have SAS Web Report Studio 4.2_M1 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.


1. The installer downloaded is A55005hx.bin. Verify that the installation binary has execute permission. If it does not, use the chmod command to make it executable.
$> chmod 755 A55005hx.bin
2. Set your $DISPLAY environment variable
export DISPLAY=<your_node_name>:0
3. Execute A55005hx.bin
    For example:

This will initiate the installation wizard, which will guide you through the hot fix installation process. During the installation you will be prompted for the SASHOME location to be updated. You should provide the path to the top level SAS directory where the deploymntreg directory exists.

See the Maintenance Installation Tool (MIT) documentation for more details on the installation of hot fixes.


This hot fix requires post-installation steps that will update the web application deployed to your application server.

Step 1: Re-build Web Applications

In order for this step to execute correctly, the Metadata Server must be running.

1.1 Set the DISPLAY environment variable, for example

$ export DISPLAY=<displayname>:0

1.2 Invoke the SAS Deployment Manager 9.2

From the SASDeploymentManager directory execute, for example

$ cd <SASHOME>/SASDeploymentManager/9.2
$ ./

1.3 Select a language in the Choose Language box

1.4 Select Rebuild Web Applications

1.5 Select Configuration Directory or Enter the Configuration Directory and Level that needs to be updated

1.6 Specify Connection Information, including the sasadm User ID and Password

1.7 Select Web Report Studio 4.2 as the Web Application to Rebuild

1.8 Verify the information on the Summary screen and select Start

1.9 Select Finish when the deployment is complete

This process will update the Web Report Studio ear in <CONFIGDIR>/Lev1/Web/Staging. A backup of the original ear file will be placed in the Backup directory.

Step 2: Re-deploy Web Applications

2.1 Re-deploy the web applications based on the instructions in SAS Web Application Administration Guide, Chapter 8, for the web application server you are using.

This completes the installation of hot fix A55005 on HP-UX IPF.