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Install DB2 CAE v5.2 using a response file.

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Is it possible to install DB2 CAE v5.2 using a response file ? From
one of IBMs tech article, I found that the IBM DB2 Universal DB can be
installed using a response file. My objective it to install and
uninstall DB2 CAE v5.2 without user input like navigating through the
wizard. Any help, suggestion are welcome.

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Analyst wrote:
Is it possible to install DB2 CAE v5.2 using a response file ? From
one of IBMs tech article, I found that the IBM DB2 Universal DB can be
installed using a response file. My objective it to install and
uninstall DB2 CAE v5.2 without user input like navigating through the
wizard. Any help, suggestion are welcome.


Answer #1: DB2 v5.2 is way, way out of service. You should be looking
at DB2 v8.2 instead. The CAE was split and renamed in v6 - you'll
probably want the Runtime Client, but you may want the Administration
Client.

Answer #2: Yes, DB2 has supported silent installations since v5 or
earlier (depending on the platform). Silent uninstallations may be
possible, but that's stretching my memory quite a bit at this point.
I'm sure they are on OS/2 and Windows 3.1, it's very likely on Windows
32-bit, and possible, but a lot of work, on Unix (and the Linux beta,
but you're not using that since it timed out years ago already).

Hope that helps,
Nov 12 '05 #2

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Darin, thanks for your thoughts. Tell me about DB2 v5.2 being way out
of date. But the system we are in now needs DB2 CAE v5.2 on windows 2K
for regression purposes. Installing DB2 Connect v8.2 using a response
file on Win 2000 is working and am confident that the uninstall process
would work for the same (though I haven't tested it !!).

Like I mentioned, I want to install and uninstall DB2 CAE v5.2 on
Windows 2000 without user input as a fall back step if the DB2 Connect
v 8.2 rollout fails. I thought a response file would work for
installing and uninstalling DB2 CAE v5.2 but the setup exe doesn't
seem to have the option for a response file. Is there any other way I
can install and uninstall DB2 CAE v5.2 without user intervention during
the process ?

Darin McBride wrote:
Analyst wrote:
Is it possible to install DB2 CAE v5.2 using a response file ? From
one of IBMs tech article, I found that the IBM DB2 Universal DB can be installed using a response file. My objective it to install and
uninstall DB2 CAE v5.2 without user input like navigating through the wizard. Any help, suggestion are welcome.
Answer #1: DB2 v5.2 is way, way out of service. You should be

looking at DB2 v8.2 instead. The CAE was split and renamed in v6 - you'll
probably want the Runtime Client, but you may want the Administration
Client.

Answer #2: Yes, DB2 has supported silent installations since v5 or
earlier (depending on the platform). Silent uninstallations may be
possible, but that's stretching my memory quite a bit at this point.
I'm sure they are on OS/2 and Windows 3.1, it's very likely on Windows 32-bit, and possible, but a lot of work, on Unix (and the Linux beta,
but you're not using that since it timed out years ago already).

Hope that helps,


Nov 12 '05 #3

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ra*****@techie.com wrote:
Darin, thanks for your thoughts. Tell me about DB2 v5.2 being way out
of date. But the system we are in now needs DB2 CAE v5.2 on windows 2K
for regression purposes. Installing DB2 Connect v8.2 using a response
Quite the regression test ... DB2 v7 is out of service, so v5 is pretty
much forgotten about ;-)
file on Win 2000 is working and am confident that the uninstall process
would work for the same (though I haven't tested it !!).

Like I mentioned, I want to install and uninstall DB2 CAE v5.2 on
Windows 2000 without user input as a fall back step if the DB2 Connect
v 8.2 rollout fails. I thought a response file would work for
installing and uninstalling DB2 CAE v5.2 but the setup exe doesn't
seem to have the option for a response file. Is there any other way I
can install and uninstall DB2 CAE v5.2 without user intervention during
the process ?
DB2 v5.2 for Windows most definitely has a response file ability -
although how well it was documented is unclear. I suspect it's "-u",
just as it is in v8. However, when you do this, your command prompt
will immediately return while the installation occurs in the
background. I don't know when an option to help with that (if you
care) was put in - if v5.2 had it, I think it would be the "-sms"
option or the "-w" option. This is probably even less documented than
the "-u" option for the response file itself.

I think, though, that only the -u option was there - I think the extra
functionality wasn't added until v6 or so, so you'll be stuck with
kicking off a response file install in "*U*nattended" mode (-u or /u)
and then watching the log file for completion.

The uninstall should be the same - the /u parameter makes it silent.
Darin McBride wrote:
Analyst wrote:
> Is it possible to install DB2 CAE v5.2 using a response file ? From
> one of IBMs tech article, I found that the IBM DB2 Universal DB can be > installed using a response file. My objective it to install and
> uninstall DB2 CAE v5.2 without user input like navigating through the > wizard. Any help, suggestion are welcome.


Answer #1: DB2 v5.2 is way, way out of service. You should be

looking
at DB2 v8.2 instead. The CAE was split and renamed in v6 - you'll
probably want the Runtime Client, but you may want the Administration
Client.

Answer #2: Yes, DB2 has supported silent installations since v5 or
earlier (depending on the platform). Silent uninstallations may be
possible, but that's stretching my memory quite a bit at this point.
I'm sure they are on OS/2 and Windows 3.1, it's very likely on

Windows
32-bit, and possible, but a lot of work, on Unix (and the Linux beta,
but you're not using that since it timed out years ago already).

Hope that helps,

Nov 12 '05 #4

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