But, it happened to me on Windows.. the message in another log file was slightly different--it was making some changes of wkplc.properties which it said it couldn't write to. Odd, because I owned that directory, and am admin, and that's the only file I changed.. from a remote machine. Yes, it's usually more convenient to do something on a non-windows machine where you have real tools to work with. I am logged over the network as the same user, or should be, so why does writing over the next change it?
Completed processing extractor command line arguments.
Failed to perform extraction.
Exception: WUPD0248E: Fix pack update failure: The processing of fix pack WP_PTF_6101, component wp.ptf.config failed.
Cause The fixpack installation was performed utilizing a non-root user. Reviewing permissions on the directory structures for the /tmp file indicated the non-root user did not have write permissions on that directory. Therefore, the extraction of the updated .jar files to the /tmp directory failed. Environment Any supported UNIX® or Linux™ operating system may be affected.
NOTE: Microsoft Windows operating systems should not be affected by this error message as the user ID used for Portal on Windows must be a member of the Administrators Group per the Portal 6.1 Information Center.
dir /Q will show owners..
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 3108-D2F9
Directory of C:\wps\WebSphere\wp_profile\ConfigEngine\properties
11/04/2009 11:32 AM 2,729 BUILTIN\Administrators db.config.properties
11/04/2009 11:32 AM 1,381 BUILTIN\Administrators empty.properties
06/14/2010 12:50 PM 87,670 ... test
06/14/2010 02:32 PM 87,670 BUILTIN\Administrators wkplc.properties
05/12/2010 11:48 AM 87,566 BUILTIN\Administrators wkplc.properties.standalone
Whatever '...' is, the administrator can't write to it.
Guess it's not surprising anymore when microsoft does things wrong.