By using this site, you agree to our updated Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Manage your Cookies Settings.
440,333 Members | 1,850 Online
Bytes IT Community
+ Ask a Question
Need help? Post your question and get tips & solutions from a community of 440,333 IT Pros & Developers. It's quick & easy.

Fixpack 6b?

P: n/a
Hi-

Does anyone know anything about Fixpack 6b for DB2 V8.1 LUW? We were
attempting to download the latest 8.1 Windows 32-bit runtime client
last week from the IBM site and all of the links were bad. The links
currently seem to be fixed, but when we were digging a bit further on
the FTP site, we found links for FixPack 6b dated 1/12/2005:

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/ps/produc.../client/admin/

and

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/ps/produc.../FP6b_U801287/

I'm probably not on the correct annoucement lists, so I might have
missed the news, but is FixPack 6a being pulled and replaced with 6b?
Thanks,
Todd

Nov 12 '05 #1
Share this Question
Share on Google+
4 Replies


P: n/a
"Todd McNeill" <to***@bluefiresystems.com> wrote in message
news:11********************@f14g2000cwb.googlegrou ps.com...
Hi-

Does anyone know anything about Fixpack 6b for DB2 V8.1 LUW? We were
attempting to download the latest 8.1 Windows 32-bit runtime client
last week from the IBM site and all of the links were bad. The links
currently seem to be fixed, but when we were digging a bit further on
the FTP site, we found links for FixPack 6b dated 1/12/2005:

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/ps/produc.../client/admin/
and

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/ps/produc.../FP6b_U801287/
I'm probably not on the correct annoucement lists, so I might have
missed the news, but is FixPack 6a being pulled and replaced with 6b?
Thanks,
Todd

They usually put the software out there before it is announced or even
posted correctly on the previous web pages. Same thing happened with FP7.
They probably found some severe errors or security problems that needed to
be fixed for people who don't want to migrate to 8.2 (FP7). I would go
ahead and use it (6b) if it is there.
Nov 12 '05 #2

P: n/a
Mark A wrote:
"Todd McNeill" <to***@bluefiresystems.com> wrote in message
news:11********************@f14g2000cwb.googlegrou ps.com...
Hi-

Does anyone know anything about Fixpack 6b for DB2 V8.1 LUW? We were
attempting to download the latest 8.1 Windows 32-bit runtime client
last week from the IBM site and all of the links were bad. The links
currently seem to be fixed, but when we were digging a bit further on
the FTP site, we found links for FixPack 6b dated 1/12/2005:


ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/ps/produc.../client/admin/
and


ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/ps/produc.../FP6b_U801287/
I'm probably not on the correct annoucement lists, so I might have
missed the news, but is FixPack 6a being pulled and replaced with 6b?
Thanks,
Todd


They usually put the software out there before it is announced or even
posted correctly on the previous web pages. Same thing happened with FP7.
They probably found some severe errors or security problems that needed to
be fixed for people who don't want to migrate to 8.2 (FP7). I would go
ahead and use it (6b) if it is there.

Yes, there were some APARs that everyone should have fixes for, even
those customers who shy away from V8.2.
With FP8 (V8.2 FP1) being out now I'd expect this to stop.

Cheers
Serge
Nov 12 '05 #3

P: n/a
Serge,

Where is this mythical FP8? It is still not up on the web site, even though
support told me it would be available 17/01!

Fred

"Serge Rielau" <sr*****@ca.ibm.com> wrote in message
news:35*************@individual.net...
Mark A wrote:
"Todd McNeill" <to***@bluefiresystems.com> wrote in message
news:11********************@f14g2000cwb.googlegrou ps.com...
Hi-

Does anyone know anything about Fixpack 6b for DB2 V8.1 LUW? We were
attempting to download the latest 8.1 Windows 32-bit runtime client
last week from the IBM site and all of the links were bad. The links
currently seem to be fixed, but when we were digging a bit further on
the FTP site, we found links for FixPack 6b dated 1/12/2005:


ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/ps/produc.../client/admin/
and


ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/ps/produc.../FP6b_U801287/
I'm probably not on the correct annoucement lists, so I might have
missed the news, but is FixPack 6a being pulled and replaced with 6b?
Thanks,
Todd


They usually put the software out there before it is announced or even
posted correctly on the previous web pages. Same thing happened with FP7. They probably found some severe errors or security problems that needed to be fixed for people who don't want to migrate to 8.2 (FP7). I would go
ahead and use it (6b) if it is there.

Yes, there were some APARs that everyone should have fixes for, even
those customers who shy away from V8.2.
With FP8 (V8.2 FP1) being out now I'd expect this to stop.

Cheers
Serge

Nov 12 '05 #4

P: n/a
phu
hmm you probably found it by now, but it's here:
http://www-306.ibm.com/software/data...ownloadv8.html
Fred Nurk <fr****@nospam.yahoo.com.au> wrote:
Serge, Where is this mythical FP8? It is still not up on the web site, even though
support told me it would be available 17/01! Fred "Serge Rielau" <sr*****@ca.ibm.com> wrote in message
news:35*************@individual.net...
Mark A wrote:
> "Todd McNeill" <to***@bluefiresystems.com> wrote in message
> news:11********************@f14g2000cwb.googlegrou ps.com...
>
>>Hi-
>>
>>Does anyone know anything about Fixpack 6b for DB2 V8.1 LUW? We were
>>attempting to download the latest 8.1 Windows 32-bit runtime client
>>last week from the IBM site and all of the links were bad. The links
>>currently seem to be fixed, but when we were digging a bit further on
>>the FTP site, we found links for FixPack 6b dated 1/12/2005:
>>
>>
>
> ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/ps/produc.../client/admin/ >
>>and
>>
>>
>
> ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/ps/produc.../FP6b_U801287/ >
>>I'm probably not on the correct annoucement lists, so I might have
>>missed the news, but is FixPack 6a being pulled and replaced with 6b?
>>Thanks,
>>Todd
>>
>
> They usually put the software out there before it is announced or even
> posted correctly on the previous web pages. Same thing happened with FP7. > They probably found some severe errors or security problems that needed to > be fixed for people who don't want to migrate to 8.2 (FP7). I would go
> ahead and use it (6b) if it is there.
>

Yes, there were some APARs that everyone should have fixes for, even
those customers who shy away from V8.2.
With FP8 (V8.2 FP1) being out now I'd expect this to stop.

Cheers
Serge



--
Bill Phu -- Dalhousie University (phu at cs dal ca)
"Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do,
something to love, and something to hope for."
- Joseph Addison
Nov 12 '05 #5

This discussion thread is closed

Replies have been disabled for this discussion.