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LI72689: DURING DB2 INSTALLATION, DB2ICRT FAILS WITH DBI1281E DUE TO DB2IDBM NOT FOUND

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • During fresh DB2 installation, the db2icrt script may fail with
    the following error when creating a new instance:
    .
    DBI1281E The database manager configuration file could not be
             initialized.
    .
    Also, the following message will be present in the standard
    error output (stderr) for the db2icrt script:
    .
    ksh: /opt/IBM/db2/V9.1/instance/db2idbm:  not found
    .
    ("/opt/IBM/db2/" is the full path to the install directory)
    .
    This problem happens when the instance owner does not have the
    necessary privileges to access the DB2 install directory, i.e.
    "/opt/IBM/db2/" in our case. Such privileges are necessary
    despite the fact that the db2icrt script is executed under
    root authority, as some of its actions must be executed under
    the instance owner's authority.
    .
    An example of the wrong permissions:
    .
    $ ls -ld /opt/IBM
    drwx------   4 root  system   512 Mar  6 14:46 /opt/IBM
    .
    The correct permissions should be for example:
    .
    $ ls -ld /opt/IBM
    drwxr-xr-x   4 root  system   512 Mar  6 14:46 /opt/IBM
    .
    The purpose of this APAR is to improve DB2 installation
    scripts to detect the lack of permissions on the DB2 install
    directory, and fix this problem automatically during DB2
    installation whenever possible.
    

Local fix

  • Ensure the instance owner has the required permissions to
    access the DB2 install directory.
    

Problem summary

  • see problem description
    

Problem conclusion

  • First fixed in DB2 UDB Version 9.5, FixPak 1
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    LI72689

  • Reported component name

    DB2 CEE LINUX

  • Reported component ID

    5765F3004

  • Reported release

    950

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2007-11-06

  • Closed date

    2008-05-29

  • Last modified date

    2008-05-29

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

    LI72140

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    DB2 CEE LINUX

  • Fixed component ID

    5765F3004

Applicable component levels

  • R910 PSY

       UP

  • R950 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
29 May 2008