z/OS Agent: Wrong new line character in UCX.MSL file with MVS Agent

Document ID : KB000087859
Last Modified Date : 14/04/2018
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Error Message :

Unable to install or update the MVS Agent as described in the documentation.

The UCX.MSL file for the MVS Agent contains invalid new line characters for MVS.

In previous versions the new line characters in this file for this Agent are "CR LF" (carriage return line feed - Windows encoding).  However, in earlier 10 and 11 versions "LF" (Unix encoding) was used.


Cause type:
Root Cause: Due to build issue. "LF" (Unix encoding), instead of "CR LF" (carriage return line feed – Windows encoding), were used for new line.
This field was added on 30/03/2017. This article has not been updated yet. Refer to the "Description" or "Workaround" sections for solution information.

Fix Status: Released

Fix Version(s):
Component(s): Agent MVS

Automation Engine 11.2.2 - Available
Automation Engine 11.1.4 - Available
Automation Engine 10.0.8 - Available
Additional Information:
Workaround :
Option 1: Use Automic FT to transfer the MSL file to the mainframe (it determines the line encoding automatically)Option 2: Use native FTP on a Unix/Linux box to transfer the MSL file to the mainframe.Option 3: Use a MSL file form a older SP, where the encoding is correctOption 4: Use a file editor to change the LF to CRLF (e.g. Notepad++ change from “\n” to “\r\n” in “Extended” Search Mode)