Why I have to upgrade the IM, PU all the time when try to install a newer release of Rational software? Isn't it a weird design? Can't they use a simple IM and at least stable for a while?
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Re: Why I have to upgrade the IM, PU all the time?2013-03-27T17:39:18Z in response to JirongHuThe Packaging Utility only needs to be updated if there is a fix required to copy a new offering or to get a new feature.
The Installation Manager is released quarterly. It can be configured to automatically update itself, but by default this is not the case, try File > Preferences > Updates and uncheck Search for Installation Manager updates if this is checked and the IM will not automatically update itself.
When a package is created by IBM it may require a new feature in a newer version of the IM. If so the package defines a pre-requisite on a specific version of the IM/. When the IM attempts to install or update the package it will insist that the IM be updated to a compatible version if needed.
Hope this helps.