Updating Packaging Utility by using console mode

Use console mode to update Packaging Utility.

Before you begin

If Installation Manager is installed, you can use the Packaging Utility service repository to update to the latest version of Packaging Utility without downloading files. If Installation Manager is not installed or to update to a version that is not the latest, 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 update Packaging Utility by using downloaded files, see Updating 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 2: Update - Find and install updates and fixes to the installed software packages.
  4. If the package group for Packaging Utility is not selected, enter the number that is next to the package group. Information about the directories and translations for the package group are shown.
    1. Enter N: Next.
  5. If the package for the latest version of Packaging Utility is not selected, enter the number that is next to this version. Enter N: Next.
  6. An update for Packaging Utility is shown. These options are available:
    • 1: [ ] IBM Packaging Utility package_version
    • 2: [ ] Version package_version
    • A: Show all. Shows all available updates.
    • R: Select Recommended. Select only the updates that are recommended.
    1. If the update is not selected, enter 2: [ ] Version package_version to select the update.
    2. 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. On the Summary screen, review your selections before you update Packaging Utility.

    Optional: To generate a response file, enter G: Generate an update 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.

  9. Enter U: Update.
  10. When the update completes, enter F: Finish.

Updating Packaging Utility by using the downloaded files

Procedure

  1. Download the Packaging Utility files for your platform. Go to the Packaging Utility download links technical document and click the applicable download document link. The download document contains details about downloading the installation files. Select the file to download:
    Table 1. Download files for Packaging Utility
    Package File Name Action Operating System
    Installer pu.offering.disk.platform_version.zip Install or Update 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.
    Fix pack pu.offering_version.zip Update All supported platforms. In the file name, version indicates the version of Packaging Utility.
  2. Extract the files from the compressed file.
  3. Start Installation Manager in console mode imcl -c. For more information, see Starting console mode.
  4. Add the repository:
    1. Enter P: Preferences.
    2. Enter 1: Repositories.
    3. Enter D: Add Repository.
    4. Enter the path to the diskTag.conf file for the installer package or the repository.config file for the fix pack.
    5. Enter A: Apply Changes and Return to Preferences Menu.
    6. Enter R: Return to Main Menu.
  5. Enter 2: Update.
  6. If the package group for Packaging Utility is not selected, enter the number that is next to the package group. Information about the directories and translations for the package group are shown.
    1. Enter N: Next.
  7. If the package for the latest version of Packaging Utility is not selected, enter the number that is next to this version. Enter N: Next.
    1. To view all available versions for Packaging Utility, enter the number that is next to 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.
  8. 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.
  9. On the Summary screen, review your selections before you update the package.

    Optional: G: Generate an update 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.

  10. Enter U: Update
  11. When the update completes, enter F: Finish.

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