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| | Re: Waiting on the semaphore kb23947
simply backrev to SP6 + MR's.. It's possible:
1 Stop BES
2 uninstall BES 4.1.7
4 reinstall BES 4.1.6 1/2 , point to the original DB
6 BES 4.1.6 2/2 uncheck "start services"
7 install the latest MR
Waiting for the semaphore is gone , BES works fine again.
I've done it in a live enviroment , it works.
RIM won't even comment on this workaround/resolution. They won't commit to a fix for the SP7 issue.. I was quoted " it may be in MR1, but it could also be MR2. Mr1 could be up to 6 months out, MR2 even longer.. No you aren't supposed to Backrev like that.. No we cannot recommend it, no it probably will not work..
I hear that, and i interpret it as "we don't care enough about this issue".
At that point with hundres of BB's down i have 3 options
1 wait for RIM ( as if)
2 Scratch reinstall, wipe and reactivate every device
3 Try to back rev, hope for the best.
At that point #3 doesn't sound that scary anymore