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STACKFIX PAT 920 8-07-92 4:09p
OPENDEV PAT 1028 8-28-92 11:08a
COMPOPEN PAT 1077 10-09-92 12:05p
INT28FIX PAT 1329 10-02-92 4:28p
RECONFIX PAT 2626 10-12-92 9:52a

Please note: These files have been through the patch test team.


Patch: A file that has a .PAT extension and defines changes to a
software program.

Target file: A file with an .EXE extension that is to be modified
by a patch.

UPATCH: Universal Patch Program. A program that applies patches
to target files.
Note: UPATCH.EXE is shipped with Netware Lite 1.1 and the
Netware Lite 1.1 upgrade kit.


You need only one SUPPORT diskette to patch all copies of NetWare Lite on
your NetWare Lite network. You Do Not need a separate SUPPORT diskette
for each copy of NetWare Lite.

Make backup copies of the files before running UPATCH. Do not patch the
original NetWare Lite Program and Driver diskette files.

If a machine has a hard disk with NetWare Lite software, the files to be
patched are in the C:\NWLITE directory.

If a machine does not have a hard disk, the files to be patched are on the
workstation's floppy diskette that has the NetWare Lite CLIENT.EXE.

To get consistent results from the network, use UPATCH to patch all copies
of NetWare Lite on the network (all servers and clients). If a server or
client is not patched, it will continue with the erratic behavior that the
patch is designed to correct.

Review the section of this document that corresponds to the patch to find out
what the patch does. Each section describes what the patch will be applied to,
the patch date, the checksums, the problems the patch corrects, and the
symptoms you may see before the patch is applied.

You can use UPATCH to apply patches before or after running NetWare Lite,
but the changes do not take effect until the computer is rebooted and the
patched files are loaded into memory.


To patch the SERVER and/or CLIENT software on a hard disk,

1. Copy the .PAT file(s) into the NWLITE directory on the C drive.

2. To apply the patch to the applicable target file, type "UPATCH"
and press .

3. When the DOS prompt appears, reboot the computer. The patched files
will be used when they are loaded into memory.

To patch CLIENT software on a workstation that uses a floppy diskette,

1. Insert the SUPPORT diskette into drive A: (the floppy should contain
the .PAT file(s) (applicable to the problem) and UPATCH.EXE.

2. Insert the workstation's copy of the diskette that contains CLIENT.EXE
into drive B:. Do Not patch the original NetWare Lite diskettes.

3. At the DOS prompt, type "A:" and press .

4. Type "UPATCH B:CLIENT.EXE", press and follow the instructions
on the screen.

NOTE: The patches are applied to the CLIENT.EXE file and the
unpatched file is retained with an .OLD file extension.
If necessary, the .OLD version can be renamed and executed.

5. When the DOS prompt appears, reboot the computer. The patched
CLIENT.EXE file will be used when it is loaded into memory.


To get the latest information on NetWare Lite patches, application
compatibility, hardware compatibility, upgrades and updates, top ten
support issues, NetWare Lite product information, and so on, customers in
the U.S. and Canada can call Novell's 24-hour automated fax service. To
access this service, dial (800) NETWARE [(800)638-9273] and press the
star (*) key during the recorded message.




OPENDEV.PAT - NetWare Lite Client Open Device Patch.
Checksums: 1DA, 6CB, 407, 1C30
Problem: When attempting to get file attributes (int21 function
4300h) on a device (not a file) CLIENT would return an
incorrect error to the calling application.
Symptoms: Print jobs were disappearing when sent to an lpt port
which had been opened using the C fopen function.
Two example of applications, that requires this patch
for CLIENT.EXE, is MPM by CYMA, and DBASE IV by Borland.

STACKFIX.PAT - NetWare Lite Server stack fix patch.
Checksums: 558, 481, 3F0
Problem: The server switches to its DOS reentrency stack during
initialization. The Norton antivirus device driver
interrupts the server after initialization and does some
work. The server timer interrupt then kicks in,
switches to the top of the server DOS reentrency stack
and corrupts the data that the server had on the stack
before the timer interrupt.
Symptoms: When the Norton antivirus device driver is loaded and
SERVER.EXE attempts to load, the server will hang.

INT28FIX.PAT - NetWare Lite Client int 28 ISR patch.

Checksums: 765, 6DE, 641, 28C, 6DE

Problem: Applications doing background printing on a NWLITE server/client
where printing is captured to a printer connected locally may
experience a server lock up. The problem requires the station
to be rebooted. Each time the station is rebooted because of
this problem, lost clusters are left on the hard drive. If
this happens enough times without running "chkdsk /f" the
FAT table will become corrupted.

Symptoms: You may have this problem if you are running an application
that performs background printing on a server/client with
a printer connected locally and the station locks up. An
application which exhibits this problem is Foxpro.



Problem: FCB Opens fail on read only files.

This patch inserts code which which was removed from v1.0
which handles FCB opens. This patch should not be used with
windows or CD ROM's.

RECONFIX.PAT - NetWare Lite Client reconnect patch.

Checksums: 76A, 74F, 10EF, 66A, 64F, 8F7, 3A3, 3A3, 10EF

Problem: The reconnection between server and client fails to occur when
the "net capture" or "net print" commands are issued by a
client to a server that has just been rebooted. Subsequent
"net capture" or "net print" commands from the client station
will work normally.

Symptoms: When using the "net capture" or "net print" commands as the
first commands from a client to a server that has just been
rebooted, the error messages "Redirect device -- Too many
open files." or "Write file -- Access denied." will be
displayed and the command will fail.


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