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Pinned topic Installing fixpack on MDM CS 10

‏2012-07-05T10:52:10Z |
Hi all.
Could you please tell a correct way to install fixpacs for this product?
I have done it, but I don't think that my way of installation was correct.
AIX 7.0, IBM IS MDM CS 10, MDM CS is installed on /usr/IBM/PIM/V10/PIMServer:
What have I done:
1. Downloaded fixpack to the server and extracted it by GNU tar to the /usr/IBM/PIM/V10/PIMServer. Other steps with
2. Then I executed /usr/IBM/PIM/V10/PIMServer/setup.sh
Is this correct way of fixpack installation?
Updated on 2012-07-05T12:24:01Z at 2012-07-05T12:24:01Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Installing fixpack on MDM CS 10

    ‏2012-07-05T11:13:22Z  
    Hi,

    A correct way is described in a release notes of each fixpack
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    Re: Installing fixpack on MDM CS 10

    ‏2012-07-05T11:20:55Z  
    Hi,

    A correct way is described in a release notes of each fixpack
    There is no any description on correct way for installation.
    What should I think reading this:
    
    Copy the 10.0.0-WS-MDMCS-FP002.tgz file to the user or temporary directory. For example: $TOP/10.0.0-WS-MDMCS-FP002.tgz Change the directory to $TOP (or the current working directory) then verify that the correct permissions exist 
    
    for unpacking the .tgz file by running the following commands: cd $TOP chmod –R 755 $TOP Unpack the .tgz file. For example, when using the GNU tar utility, the following command extracts and unzips the .tgz file by using an absolute path: gtar zxvf $TOP/10.0.0-WS-MDMCS-FP002.tgz
    

    What is meant under
    
    user or temporary directory
    
    ? I think it means that I can copy it to any directory on the server, it maybe /tmp.
    What is meant under
    
    Change the directory to $TOP (or the current working directory) then verify that the correct permissions exist 
    
    for unpacking the .tgz file
    
    ? I think it can be any directory on the server too, maye /tmp, or installation directory. And then I should
    
    Unpack the .tgz file
    
    . Should I unpack to any directory where archive is placed, or should I unpack it to the directory where MDM CS is already placed?
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    Re: Installing fixpack on MDM CS 10

    ‏2012-07-05T11:24:41Z  
    There is no any description on correct way for installation.
    What should I think reading this:
    <pre class="jive-pre"> Copy the 10.0.0-WS-MDMCS-FP002.tgz file to the user or temporary directory. For example: $TOP/10.0.0-WS-MDMCS-FP002.tgz Change the directory to $TOP (or the current working directory) then verify that the correct permissions exist for unpacking the .tgz file by running the following commands: cd $TOP chmod –R 755 $TOP Unpack the .tgz file. For example, when using the GNU tar utility, the following command extracts and unzips the .tgz file by using an absolute path: gtar zxvf $TOP/10.0.0-WS-MDMCS-FP002.tgz </pre>
    What is meant under <pre class="jive-pre"> user or temporary directory </pre> ? I think it means that I can copy it to any directory on the server, it maybe /tmp.
    What is meant under <pre class="jive-pre"> Change the directory to $TOP (or the current working directory) then verify that the correct permissions exist for unpacking the .tgz file </pre> ? I think it can be any directory on the server too, maye /tmp, or installation directory. And then I should <pre class="jive-pre"> Unpack the .tgz file </pre> . Should I unpack to any directory where archive is placed, or should I unpack it to the directory where MDM CS is already placed?
    You should unpack the archive into $TOP directory and it is no matter from which one
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    Re: Installing fixpack on MDM CS 10

    ‏2012-07-05T11:34:15Z  
    Ok, I have done correctly then.
    But IBM should think on information in InfoCenter in the future.
    Now it looks like this:
    Copy anywhere, unpack anywhere, but run setup.sh placed in the $TOP directory.
    Should look like this:
    Copy anywhere package, *bold*unpack to $TOP directory*bold*, run $TOP/setup.sh
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    Re: Installing fixpack on MDM CS 10

    ‏2012-07-05T11:35:03Z  
    Thats correct, the tar.gz needs to be exploded into the $TOP directory . chmod –R 755 $TOP would verify that you have write permissions or not (and sets it if you have permissions)

    Also, you seem to miss out one line from the documentation which says that copy the tar.gz to $TOP and then unzip, this would have cleared the confusion. see attached screenshot which is taken from http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/pim/v9r0m0/topic/com.ibm.pim.rel.doc/pim_con_releasenotes_fp6.html

    Sachin
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    Re: Installing fixpack on MDM CS 10

    ‏2012-07-05T11:39:34Z  
    Ok, there is information about unpacking to $TOP in FP6 information center for MDM PIM 9.
    But there is no such information in the FP2 description for MDM CS10 there:
    http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/mdm/v10r0m0/topic/com.ibm.pim.rel.doc/pim_con_releasenotes_fp2.html
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    Re: Installing fixpack on MDM CS 10

    ‏2012-07-05T11:42:29Z  
    Here is print screen from infocenter for pim 10.
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    Re: Installing fixpack on MDM CS 10

    ‏2012-07-05T11:43:37Z  
    Ok, I have done correctly then.
    But IBM should think on information in InfoCenter in the future.
    Now it looks like this:
    Copy anywhere, unpack anywhere, but run setup.sh placed in the $TOP directory.
    Should look like this:
    Copy anywhere package, *bold*unpack to $TOP directory*bold*, run $TOP/setup.sh
    I have not found any troubles with understanding the steps for a fixpack installation.

    http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/mdm/v10r0m0/topic/com.ibm.pim.rel.doc/pim_con_releasenotes_fp2.html
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    Re: Installing fixpack on MDM CS 10

    ‏2012-07-05T11:47:02Z  
    Yes, Agreed its a doc defect !!
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    Re: Installing fixpack on MDM CS 10

    ‏2012-07-05T11:53:01Z  
    I have not found any troubles with understanding the steps for a fixpack installation.

    http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/mdm/v10r0m0/topic/com.ibm.pim.rel.doc/pim_con_releasenotes_fp2.html
    It is official documentation on oficcially supported product, so it should be interpreted unambiguously in one way and should not generate any confusion.
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    Re: Installing fixpack on MDM CS 10

    ‏2012-07-05T12:13:10Z  
    It is official documentation on oficcially supported product, so it should be interpreted unambiguously in one way and should not generate any confusion.
    You are kidding!!! It is the least significant issue you will meet working with the product. You must be able to understand what are you doing, but not follow the exact instructions otherwise you will not be able to configure and support the product
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Installing fixpack on MDM CS 10

    ‏2012-07-05T12:24:01Z  
    You are kidding!!! It is the least significant issue you will meet working with the product. You must be able to understand what are you doing, but not follow the exact instructions otherwise you will not be able to configure and support the product
    Ok bro, your truth, I don't understand what I am doing while installing fixpack for this product =) But done everything as it should be done =)