Extracting fix packs (Linux® and UNIX)

All fix pack installation images on the FTP site are compressed using gzip. Before you can install a fix pack, you must copy the image to a temporary directory and use gunzip and tar to extract the fix pack installation image.


To extract a fix pack installation image, perform the following steps:

  1. Copy the gzipped image to a temporary location.
  2. Change to the directory where you copied the image.
  3. Enter the following command to extract the file:
    gunzip -c filename.tar.gz | tar -xvf - 
    where filename is the fix pack you are installing.
    Note: gunzip is part of the AIX 5L default installation setup. If you do not have gunzip, install the rpm.rte fileset from the AIX 5L installation media. The rpm.rte fileset contains gunzip. You can also download gzip for AIX 5L from the website: www.ibm.com/servers/aix/products/aixos/linux/rpmgroups.html