This article applies to BoKS Manager 7.0.0 and 7.1.0


A bug in the boks_master program resulted in not all users in a Host Group getting removed from the /etc/passwd file on a host when that host was removed from that Host Group.

The problem exists in BoKS 7.1 and BoKS 7.0. For BoKS 7.0 the problem only appears when any of the following hotfixes is installed:

  • HFBM-0128
  • HFBM-0172
  • HFBM-0185
  • HFBM-0187

Resolution / Workaround

To mitigate the problem, install hotfix HFBM-0196 (BoKS Manager 7.0) or HFBM-0197 (BoKS Manager 7.1), available for download from the HelpSystems Community Portal.

The hotfix should be installed on the BoKS Master and Fail-over Replicas.

This hotfix includes an updated boks_master binary fixing the problem.

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Last Modified On: May 25, 2018