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mismatch uname output

Davide Depaoli
Occasional Advisor

mismatch uname output

Hi,
have this problem:
On one HP9000 HPUX 11.00, report the output:
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VVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVVV
HP-UX hostname B.11.00 E 9000/804 1234567890 8-user license
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and on another system HPUX 11.00 this output
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VVVVVVVV VVVVVVVV
HP-UX hostname B.11.00 U 9000/889 hostname unlimited-user license
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In other words, in the second instance, is duplicated the HOSTNAME instead of HOSTNAME and SYSTEM ID.

Is there a bug of uname command or some wrong configuration parameter ?

Thanks in advance
regards,
Davide

6 REPLIES
Vincenzo Restuccia
Honored Contributor

Re: mismatch uname output

Is wrong configuration parameter.
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: mismatch uname output

On your second system what happens if you do a 'uname -n' and a 'uname -i' separately? Is the output the same?

This sounds like a problem either with uname, or with your system ID module.

You might also want to compare the uname programs between the two systems.

Here is uname from the system I am on:

# ll /bin/uname
-r-xr-xr-x 1 bin bin 20480 Nov 7 1997 /bin/uname

root@r3w9 [/tmp]
# what /bin/uname
/bin/uname:
$Revision: 80.2 $

John Bolene
Honored Contributor

Re: mismatch uname output

I would wonder if this happens because the 2nd machine has an unlimited user license.

I have only heard of 1, 2, 8, 16, and 32 user licenses. Is there an unlimited?
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Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: mismatch uname output

Yes there is an unlimited user license. In addition to up to 32 users, there are 64, 128, 256, 512 and unlimited.

That is not the problem here.
Davide Depaoli
Occasional Advisor

Re: mismatch uname output

The and on the second system reports always the HOSTNAME.

Re: mismatch uname output

The system identification number is set by CE , in case the backplane is replaced or the machine is upgraded. In your case , it looks like the system identification number is not set. As a result "uname -i" will report the hostname. Have the CE come in and run ssconfig to set the correct machine identification number.
Good luck !!