On 16-Oct-2015 11:41 -0500, James H. H. Lampert wrote:
I wrote:
Here's something I've never seen before:

I went to do a STRDBG, and it immediately threw a CPD0162
exception:
Parameters do not match those in program QTECNTDB in QSYS.

Has anybody ever seen anything like this before?

Yes, typically as the result of improper System Change Management. The /same customization/ that was performed on a prior level of maintenance has to be repeated after any new maintenance is applied [and that maintenance impacts whatever was customized].


A Google search gave me a clue: it seems this particular customer
box has another STRDBG command, in a library called QSYSDPS, ahead of
QSYS (?!!) in the library list.

Qualifying my STRDBG command took me right into the debugger. But
that kind of begs the question, what is this QSYSDPS/STRDBG, why does
it LOOK just like the real thing, and what could it possibly be doing
there?


Presumably at some point in the past [and the DSPOBJD QSYSDPS/STRDBG *CMD *FULL OUTPUT(*PRINT), DSPOBJD QSYSDPS/STRDBG *CMD *SERVICE OUTPUT(*PRINT), and DSPCMD QSYSDPS/STRDBG OUTPUT(*PRINT) collected *before* any other /change/ activity, might help to reveal when\what; e.g. any changes that might intend to resolve\circumvent the error] the following scripted change was performed, but that same script was not repeated when required; i.e. the following probably was required to be repeated, but was not performed again, after the most recent upgrade to the OS:

dltcmd QSYSDPS/STRDBG
crtdupobj STRDBG QSYS *CMD QSYSDPS
chgcmddft QSYSDPS/STRDBG ...


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