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JR31300: BACKSLASH AT END OF RESPONSE FILE PATH CAUSES RUNTIME CLIENT INSTALLATION TO FAIL

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • If the install path specified in the response file has an ending
    backslash, '\', then a V9.5 DB2 Runtime Client silent
    installation using that response file fails
    with an error similar as the following:
    
    1: ERROR:A DB2 copy, DB2COPY1, already exists at, C:\Program
    Files\IBM\SQLLIB. Specify another location for your new
    installation.
    1: ERROR:Unable to initialize the response file.
    
    The error is due to the ending backslash in the install path in
    the response file. The following is a sample response file that
    causes the install problem.
    
    PROD = RUNTIME_CLIENT
    LIC_AGREEMENT=ACCEPT
    FILE = C:\Program Files\IBM\SQLLIB\
    INSTALL_TYPE = TYPICAL
    DB2_COPY_NAME = DB2COPY1
    DEFAULT_COPY = YES
    CREATE_ICONS = YES
    REBOOT = NO
    KILL_PROCESSES = YES
    DEFAULT_INSTANCE=DB2
    INSTANCE=DB2
    DB2.NAME=DB2
    

Local fix

  • Remove the backslash at the end of the install path:
    
    FILE = C:\Program Files\IBM\SQLLIB
    

Problem summary

  • If the install path specified in the response file has an ending
    backslash, '\', then a V9.5 DB2 Runtime Client silent
    installation using that response file fails
    with an error similar as the following:
    
    1: ERROR:A DB2 copy, DB2COPY1, already exists at, C:\Program
    Files\IBM\SQLLIB. Specify another location for your new
    installation.
    1: ERROR:Unable to initialize the response file.
    
    The error is due to the ending backslash in the install path in
    the response file. The following is a sample response file that
    causes the install problem.
    
    PROD = RUNTIME_CLIENT
    LIC_AGREEMENT=ACCEPT
    FILE = C:\Program Files\IBM\SQLLIB\
    INSTALL_TYPE = TYPICAL
    DB2_COPY_NAME = DB2COPY1
    DEFAULT_COPY = YES
    CREATE_ICONS = YES
    REBOOT = NO
    KILL_PROCESSES = YES
    DEFAULT_INSTANCE=DB2
    INSTANCE=DB2
    DB2.NAME=DB2
    

Problem conclusion

  • First fixed in DB2 UDB Version 9.5, FixPak 4
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR31300

  • Reported component name

    DB2 CUE ISERIES

  • Reported component ID

    5724M1501

  • Reported release

    950

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2008-12-03

  • Closed date

    2009-05-29

  • Last modified date

    2009-05-29

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    DB2 CUE ISERIES

  • Fixed component ID

    5724M1501

Applicable component levels

  • R950 PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
29 May 2009