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Scripts fail after upgrade to 11.50.C7

Date: Wednesday, 16 February 2011, at 6:37 p.m.

Recently upgraded to Informix 11.50 C7 on HP-UX v11.24. We have some DBACCESS scripts that are returning the following error when run unattended:

informix:/apps/informix/fnsbscripts/us $ more taxstats.20110214
Read error on stdin: stdin is /dev/null.
informix:/apps/informix/fnsbscripts/us $

These scripts run when run manually. I am not in-depth into Informix/UNIX and have no clue at this point except to believe it is a parameter somewhere I need to change. Here is the script I am trying to run unattended:

# process.webtaxes will create records for the webtaxes table to be
# used as the source of tax information on the Borough web site Property
# database pages.
fn=`date +%Y%m%d`
export INFORMIXDIR=/apps/informix10
export SHLIB_PATH=$INFORMIXDIR/lib:$INFORMIXDIR/lib/esql:/usr/lib:/apps/tacs/run:${SHLIB_PATH}
# export TERM=vt220-8
export TERM=vt100
export INFORMIXSERVER=tax10_tcp
export INFORMIXSQLHOSTS=$INFORMIXDIR/etc/sqlhosts.tax10
export TERMCAP=$INFORMIXDIR/etc/termcap
export INFORMIXTERM=terminfo
export DBMONEY=.
# export MORE="-f -s"
export HOME=/apps/tacs
cd /apps/tacs/webtaxes
# mv /transfer/wti.txt /transfer/wti.txt.old
dbaccess tax -qcr webtaxes >> /apps/tacs/webtaxes/webtaxes.out.${fn}
export TERM=vt220-8
stty erase "^H" kill "^U" intr "^?" eof "^D" susp "^Z" hupcl ixon ixoff tostop
cd /apps/tacs/run
/apps/tacs/run/webtaxes Y `date +%D` < /dev/console > /apps/tacs/
# /apps/tacs/run/webtaxes Y `date +%D` > /dev/null
export TERM=vt100
cd /apps/tacs/webtaxes
dbaccess tax -qcr unlwebtaxes >> /apps/tacs/webtaxes/unltaxes.out.${fn}
# ! -s below tests for $WTI file having length of 0 meaning job has failed
if [ ! -s $WTI ]
echo "Web Tax History has prior day's data - Batch job failed `date +%m%d%y`"|mail
# echo "Web Tax History has prior day's data - Batch job failed `date +%m%d%y`"|mail
# cp wti.txt.old wti.txt

If anyone could give me a hand and point me in the direction I need to go, I would appreciate it and thank you in advance. You can also respond to me directly at

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