An endevor user trying to execute a package in foreground might get error message "INVALID SELECTION" in the "Package Foreground Options Menu" panel. The ISPF message ID (displayed by MSGID command) is PKMR208E and the full message text is PKMR208E THE PACKAGE SELECTED IS NOT AVAILABLE.
How to troubleshoot this message?
Release : 18.0
Component : Endevor Software Change Manager
This message means that either
The status of the package as well as its execution window can be checked using the 'display package' option
About security, the way endevor decides whether a userid is allowed to execute a package depends first thing on the package security model in effect set by PKGSEC= parameter in C1DEFLTS TYPE=MAIN macro. The easiest way to see this setting is via option 1 (display) and 3 (site) from the endevor primary options menu. It shows up in the second panel, in 'security' field under "Package Processing Options" and the value may be either:
To see whether the userid is an approver for the package, go to the 'display package' panel. If option A (approvers) is highlighted, it means that the package has approvers. In this case, option A shows the approver groups associated with the package.
With PKGSEC set to APPROVER or MIGRATE, the userid will be allowed to execute the package if it is an approver for the package.
To see whether external security is allowing or denying the access to the package, an external security trace can be obtained.
With PKGSEC set to ESI, the userid is allowed to execute the package only if it passes the external security check
With PKGSEC set to MIGRATE, what happens is that: