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Title
RecoverEDGE reports 'Error Flipping Pipe' or 'Error Performing Pipe Flip' during root/boot diskette creation.
Keywords
edge RecoverEDGE root 3.2.2 /etc/pipe
Product Release(s)
BackupEDGE 01.01.0x for UNIX 3.2.2/RecoverEDGE 2
Problem Description
RecoverEDGE fails when attempting to generate RecoverEDGE boot /filesystem diskettes, generating an error referencing /etc/pipe. ex: 'Error Flipping Pipe' or 'Error Performing Pipe Flip'

Cause
SCO UNIX 3.2.2 does not have a file in /etc named pipe.

Solution
The pipe subsystem needs this file to perform its pipe operations. Create the file /etc/pipe. The file should have a length of zero, permissions should be set to 755 (-rwxr-xr-x), owner should be 'root' and group should be 'other': (perform the following while logged in as root)
>/etc/pipe
chmod 755 /etc/pipe
chgrp other /etc/pipe

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Last Updated - 2018/05/16

 

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