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Error message on console...

Peter Clarke
Regular Advisor

Error message on console...

I have an error message on the console that i have not seen before:

subprocess or pipe subprocess login failure

PID : xxxxxx
Process Name : xxxxxx
Username : xxxxxx
etc.....

Process owner : xxxxxx
Image name : $1$dka0:[sys0.syscommon.sysexe loginout.exe

Status: LOGIN-F-CLIFAIL, Error activating command interpreter.

Any ideas??

Peter
10 REPLIES
Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Error message on console...

help/mes Error activating command interpreter

set def sys$system
mc authorize show xxxxxx (the owner)
check the field CLI : must contain DCL

or

some procedure/program tried to start a process with an invalid cli (check spawn/cli).
Wim
Antoniov.
Honored Contributor

Re: Error message on console...

Hi Peter,
typically this happens when a detached process try to spawn a system command, for example COPY.
You known what proces is and who ran this program.

Antonio Vigliotti
Antonio Maria Vigliotti
Peter Clarke
Regular Advisor

Re: Error message on console...

Also now getting the error:

LOGIN-F-CLISYMTBL,error creating space for command interpreter.

Is the system parameter CLISYMTBL set too low currently it is set at 1024.What should i set this to??

Regards

Peter
Mac Lilley
Frequent Advisor

Re: Error message on console...

Hello Peter

1024 is the max value for clisymtbl. Do you define a lot of symbols? If so can you reduce the number defined and see if this helps?

hth

ML
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Error message on console...

No, "CLISYMTBL" is the identification part of the error message - it is just a coincidence that a system parameter by that name exists.
Try '$ HELP/MESSAGE CLISYMTBL'.

Honestly, I would take a very thorough look at this username's setup in the SYSUAF.
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Mac Lilley
Frequent Advisor

Re: Error message on console...

Uwe

Of course you are correct. Too much typing and not enough thinking from me!

ML
Peter Clarke
Regular Advisor

Re: Error message on console...

The only thing that has changed in the uaf records is the wsquo and wsdef values but i have since put these back to how they were originally.

Peter

Re: Error message on console...

Loginout uses SYS$LIBRARY:DCLTABLES.EXE (which is the CLI). If you modify this file (egs. by installing software)you may have created a new version of DCLTABLES.EXE.

Do a DIR SYS$LIBRARY:DCLTABLES.EXE

and a $ INSTALL LIST SYS$LIBRARY:DCLTABLES.EXE

Are the file version numbers identical?
If not, do a

$INSTALL REPLACE SYS$LIBRARY:DCLTABLES.EXE

Regards
Juerg
Peter Clarke
Regular Advisor

Re: Error message on console...

No the version's on both of these are the same...