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IT08142: LIMIT TEMPORARY *.RSP AND _DB2XXXX CREATED IN %TMP% TO PREVENT 1603 FROM INSTALLER

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Installation  Windows fails with 1603 error when %TMP% or %TEMP%
    exceeds 100 *.rsp files after multiple failed installations.
    For example with IBM Data Server client installs, the *.rsp file
    is called PROD_CLIENT.rsp.  After each failed installation the
    file named PROD_CLIENTxx.rsp (where xx is a number from 00 to
    99) will remain in %TMP% .
    
    Action start 12:00:00: InitSilentInstallCA.
    1: ERROR:An error occurred while creating or generating a name
    for a temporary file.  Ensure you have access to create
    temporary files.
    1: ERROR:Failed to setup the initial Windows Installer
    properties for the response file installation.
    1: Failed to initialize silent install.
    CustomAction InitSilentInstallCA returned actual error code 1603
    (note this may not be 100% accurate if translation happened
    inside sandbox)
    Action ended 12:00:00: InitSilentInstallCA. Return value 3.
    
    This APAR makes two changes to prevent %TMP% from being filled
    up with temporary installation files upon a failed installation:
    
    1) Reuse %TMP%\PROD_*.rsp file instead of creating a new one
    for each subsequent installation attempt.
    
    2) Limit number of %TMP%\_DB2xxxx directories created to 10.
    
    Upon successful installation, the temporary files and
    directories listed above will be removed.
    
    Notes: Windows has two sets of %TEMP%, one is a User environment
    variable, the other is the System environment variable.  The
    System version usually points to c:\windows\temp.  Thus if using
    LocalSystem for installation it would use the System environment
    variable.
    

Local fix

  • Delete PROD_*.rsp and _DB2xxxx files in the directory pointed to
    by %TEMP% or %TMP%.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Windows                                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See Error Description                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Install using DB2 Version 9.7 Fixpack 11                     *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • First fixed in Version 9.7 Fixpack 11
    

Temporary fix

  • SEE LOCAL FIX.
    

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT08142

  • Reported component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Reported component ID

    DB2FORLUW

  • Reported release

    970

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-04-06

  • Closed date

    2015-10-09

  • Last modified date

    2015-10-09

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    IT08657 IT08658

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Fixed component ID

    DB2FORLUW

Applicable component levels

  • R970 PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
09 October 2015