SCO OSR 5.0.2 - X11 License Manager problem (Part 2)

SCO OSR 5.0.2 - X11 License Manager problem (Part 2)

Post by Albert M.C. Ta » Tue, 18 Feb 1997 04:00:00



I am writing again in responce to Bela Lubkin's message dated
2/12/97, regarding my X11 License Manager problem.

My problem again:

= What I did before the License Manager messed up was that I
= removed a licensed copy of SCO C compiler and development
= tools, using the Software Manager in X. That's all I did.
= Now whenever I double click the License Manager icon I would
= get:
=
= "Brand usage error, check details for correct usage"
=
= and the OK button to quit.

Bela suggested that:

= Usually this sort of message also has a "details" button,
= which opens up another window with a more detailed message.
= Is there anything like that?

Unfortunately, I don't see any details button. Just the OK
button to quit the existing error message window.

Bela also suggested:

= You could replace it (/etc/brand) with a shell script
= something like:
=
=       #!/bin/ksh


=
= (first rename /etc/brand to /etc/brand.real). Run License
= Manager, let it fail, then see what got logged. Compare
= that to the brand(ADM) man page. What bad command is being
= sent?

Here's what I got from doing the above:

% cat /tmp/brand.log
Sun Feb 16 15:00:00 HKT 1997: /etc/brand -I
Sun Feb 16 15:00:01 HKT 1997: /etc/brand -L

Reviewing the brand(ADM) man page, I don't see a "-I" option
flag. I wonder if that (wrong option flag being used) is the
cause of my "Brand usage error" problem? If so, could the
script file (that gets executed when I click on the License
Manager icon in X11) be the culprit? Any idea?

Thanks in advance.

-Albert

 
 
 

SCO OSR 5.0.2 - X11 License Manager problem (Part 2)

Post by Bela Lubki » Wed, 26 Feb 1997 04:00:00



> = You could replace it (/etc/brand) with a shell script
> = something like:
> =
> =  #!/bin/ksh


> =
> = (first rename /etc/brand to /etc/brand.real). Run License
> = Manager, let it fail, then see what got logged. Compare
> = that to the brand(ADM) man page. What bad command is being
> = sent?

> Here's what I got from doing the above:

> % cat /tmp/brand.log
> Sun Feb 16 15:00:00 HKT 1997: /etc/brand -I
> Sun Feb 16 15:00:01 HKT 1997: /etc/brand -L

> Reviewing the brand(ADM) man page, I don't see a "-I" option
> flag. I wonder if that (wrong option flag being used) is the
> cause of my "Brand usage error" problem? If so, could the
> script file (that gets executed when I click on the License
> Manager icon in X11) be the culprit? Any idea?

`brand -I` appears to print the "SCO System ID".

What happens if you run those commands from the root command line?  When
I run `brand -L`, I get a bunch of licensing gibberish, stuff that looks
like "{132} {5.0} {SER123456} {xyzjunk12;g0;s951223;u5}".  When I run
`brand -I`, I get the SCO System ID, a 10-letter string of lowercase
gibberish.

And, what do you get if you run `what /etc/brand`?  I get 5 lines, the
first one reads "main.c 33.2 95/02/03 SCOINC" on a 5.0.0 system and
"main.c 14.1 95/09/28 SCOINC" on a 5.0.2 system.

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Quote:>Bela<


 
 
 

1. SCO OSR5.0.2 - X11 License Manager problem

Hi all. I have been trying to fix a X11 License Manager problem on
OSR 5.0.2, but failing. Here's what I did:

First I opened up the Software Manager in X11 to remove 2 SCO C
development packages I installed (both properly licensed), then
I double clicked on the License Manager icon and I got

        "Brand usage error, check details for correct usage"

and the OK button to quit.

Anyone care to shed some light on this topic, please? Thanks.

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