Installing Packaging Utility by using console mode

Use console mode to install IBM® Packaging Utility.

Before you begin

If Installation Manager is installed, you can use the Packaging Utility service repository to install the latest version of Packaging Utility without downloading files. If Installation Manager is not installed or to install an earlier version of Packaging Utility, you must download the installation kit. The Packaging Utility package includes an installation kit for Installation Manager.

If you use the service repository, you must have an IBM user name and password. To register for an IBM user name and password, go to: http://www.ibm.com/account/profile.

To install Packaging Utility by using downloaded files, see Installing Packaging Utility by using the downloaded files.

About this task

Console mode is an interactive text-based user interface to Installation Manager.

A selected option is indicated by an X in brackets: [X]. Options that are not selected are indicated by empty brackets: [ ]. You can press Enter to select the default entry or select a different command. For example, [N] indicates that the default selection is N for the Next command.

Procedure

  1. Start Installation Manager in console mode imcl -c. For more information, see Starting console mode.
  2. Add the repository:
    1. Enter P: Preferences.
    2. Enter 1: Repositories.
    3. Enter D: Add Repository.
    4. Enter the service repository: http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/com.ibm.cic.packagingUtility
    5. Enter P: Provide credentials and connect.
    6. Enter your IBM user name and password.
    7. Enter O to save your credentials. If you do not save your credentials, you are prompted to enter your credentials each time you access this repository.
    8. Enter A: Apply Changes and Return to Preferences Menu.
    9. Enter R: Return to Main Menu.
  3. Enter 1: Install.
  4. Enter the number that is to next to the IBM Packaging Utility entry.
  5. Enter 1 to choose the specific version to install.
  6. Enter N: Next
  7. For the Licenses screen, these options are available:
    • 1: IBM Packaging Utility - License Agreement. To view a license agreement, enter the number that is next to the product name.
    • A: [ ] I accept the terms in the license agreement.
    • D: [ ] I do not accept the terms in the license agreement. If you decline the license agreement, the installation is stopped. To continue the installation, you must accept the license agreement.
    1. Enter A to accept the license agreement.
    2. Enter N: Next.
  8. To enter a different value for the Shared Resources Directory, enter M: Change Shared Resources Directory. To accept the default value for Shared Resources Directory or to continue after you enter a different value, enter N: Next.
    Important: You can specify the shared resources directory only the first time that you install a package. Select the drive with enough available space to ensure adequate space for the shared resources of future packages. You cannot change the location of the shared resources directory unless you uninstall all packages.
    If you are installing Installation Manager at the same time, you can change the installation location for Installation Manager.
  9. To enter a different value for the package group location, enter M: Change location. To accept the default value for the package group location or to continue after you enter a different value, enter N: Next.
  10. Enter the number that is next to the language to add or remove the language from the list of languages to install. You can select only one language at a time. English is selected by default. You cannot clear the selection for the English language. Your language choices apply to all packages that are installed in the package group.
  11. Enter N: Next.
  12. On the Summary screen, review your selections before you install the package.

    Optional: G: Generate installation response file. Enter the name of the response file and use .xml as the file extension. Response files are XML files. You can include a directory location when you enter the response file name to save the file to a different location.

  13. Enter I: Install.
  14. When the installation completes, enter F: Finish.

Installing Packaging Utility by using the downloaded files

Procedure

  1. Download the Packaging Utility installation kit, pu.offering.disk.platform_version.zip, for your platform.

    Go to the Packing Utility download links technical document and click the applicable download document link. The download document contains details about downloading the installation files.

    The .zip file is specific to a platform. In the file name, platform indicates the operating system and version indicates the version of Packaging Utility.

  2. Extract the files from the compressed file.
  3. Open a command line and open the InstallerImage_platform directory.
    • Windows: C:\Installation Files\IBM\Packaging Utility\disk_platform\InstallerImage_platform
    • Linux, UNIX, z/OS®, and the OS X operating system: /opt/InstallationFiles/IBM/PackagingUtility/disk_platform/InstallerImage_platform
  4. Run the installation command:
    Table 1. Console mode installation commands
    Platforms Administrator Nonadministrator
    Windows installc.exe -c userinstc.exe -c
    Linux, UNIX, z/OS, and the OS X operating system ./install -c ./userinst -c
  5. Enter N: Next. Packaging Utility is selected for installation by default. If Installation Manager is not installed, Installation Manager is selected for installation.

    You cannot clear Installation Manager for installation.

    1. To view all available versions for Packaging Utility, enter the number that is next to the IBM Packaging Utility version.
    2. Enter 2: Show all available versions of the package.
    3. To change the version to install, enter the number that is next to the version.
    4. Enter O: Ok.
  6. To enter a different value for the Shared Resources Directory, enter M: Change Shared Resources Directory. To accept the default value for Shared Resources Directory or to continue after you enter a different value, enter N: Next.
    Important: You can specify the shared resources directory only the first time that you install a package. Select the drive with enough available space to ensure adequate space for the shared resources of future packages. You cannot change the location of the shared resources directory unless you uninstall all packages.
    If you are installing Installation Manager at the same time, you can change the installation location for Installation Manager.
  7. To enter a different value for the package group location, enter M: Change location. To accept the default value for the package group location or to continue after you enter a different value, enter N: Next.
  8. Enter the number that is next to the language to add or remove the language from the list of languages to install. You can select only one language at a time. English is selected by default. You cannot clear the selection for the English language. Your language choices apply to all packages that are installed in the package group.
  9. Enter N: Next.
  10. On the Summary screen, review your selections before you install the package.

    Optional: G: Generate installation response file. Enter the name of the response file and use .xml as the file extension. Response files are XML files. You can include a directory location when you enter the response file name to save the file to a different location.

  11. Enter I: Install.
  12. When the installation completes, enter F: Finish.

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