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The latest UDB DB2 PDE V8.2.2 (posted 4/22/05) for linux that is
available for download as tar file (all editions), have invalid tar
format (I guess I should have taken quality issues raised on this group
about latest UDB versions more seriously!). Anyways, can anyone provide
me a link to download a STABLE production quality version of PDE for
linux? I have Mandrake 10.1 installed if that matters.

Thanks

P. Adhia

Nov 12 '05 #1
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P. Adhia wrote:
The latest UDB DB2 PDE V8.2.2 (posted 4/22/05) for linux that is
available for download as tar file (all editions), have invalid tar
format (I guess I should have taken quality issues raised on this group
about latest UDB versions more seriously!). Anyways, can anyone provide
me a link to download a STABLE production quality version of PDE for
linux? I have Mandrake 10.1 installed if that matters.

Thanks

P. Adhia

Are you sure this isn't just your download accelerator messing things
up? I have a hard time believing that a popular file that is up since 6
weeks would be bad.....

Cheers
Serge

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Serge Rielau
DB2 SQL Compiler Development
IBM Toronto Lab
Nov 12 '05 #2

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Serge Rielau wrote:
Are you sure this isn't just your download accelerator messing things
up?


I had my friend try it from his mchine, but he had the same issue i.e.
not a valid tar file. I am hoping someone can reply saying they tried
and didn't have any problems.

I haven't installed any download accelerator and have tried installing
through download director as well. Other non-IBM downloads seem to work
fine.

Anyway, I'll try again, now booting through windows and brining
downloaded file to Linux, just to see if it's my Linux installation
that has problem with IBM sites.

Thanks though.

Nov 12 '05 #3

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P. Adhia wrote:
Serge Rielau wrote:
Are you sure this isn't just your download accelerator messing things
up?

I had my friend try it from his mchine, but he had the same issue i.e.
not a valid tar file. I am hoping someone can reply saying they tried
and didn't have any problems.

I haven't installed any download accelerator and have tried installing
through download director as well. Other non-IBM downloads seem to work
fine.

Anyway, I'll try again, now booting through windows and brining
downloaded file to Linux, just to see if it's my Linux installation
that has problem with IBM sites.

Thanks though.

I am following up on this end as well. Just can't try it myslef since I
don't have Linux installed

Cheers
Serge
--
Serge Rielau
DB2 SQL Compiler Development
IBM Toronto Lab
Nov 12 '05 #4

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"P. Adhia" <pa****@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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The latest UDB DB2 PDE V8.2.2 (posted 4/22/05) for linux that is
available for download as tar file (all editions), have invalid tar
format (I guess I should have taken quality issues raised on this group
about latest UDB versions more seriously!). Anyways, can anyone provide
me a link to download a STABLE production quality version of PDE for
linux? I have Mandrake 10.1 installed if that matters.

Unless something has changed in the last couple of months, Mandrake 10.1 is
not one of the platforms on which IBM supports DB2. I don't have the link
but there's a page at the IBM website that lists all of the platforms which
IBM supports.

I don't mean to say that DB2 won't work on Mandrake, just that IBM doesn't
support it if there are problems on that platform.

If I'm wrong about the support for DB2 on Mandrake, I hope someone will
correct me....

Rhino
Nov 12 '05 #5

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http://www-306.ibm.com/software/data...inux/validate/

Larry Edelstein

Rhino wrote:
"P. Adhia" <pa****@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:11*********************@g44g2000cwa.googlegro ups.com...
The latest UDB DB2 PDE V8.2.2 (posted 4/22/05) for linux that is
available for download as tar file (all editions), have invalid tar
format (I guess I should have taken quality issues raised on this group
about latest UDB versions more seriously!). Anyways, can anyone provide
me a link to download a STABLE production quality version of PDE for
linux? I have Mandrake 10.1 installed if that matters.


Unless something has changed in the last couple of months, Mandrake 10.1 is
not one of the platforms on which IBM supports DB2. I don't have the link
but there's a page at the IBM website that lists all of the platforms which
IBM supports.

I don't mean to say that DB2 won't work on Mandrake, just that IBM doesn't
support it if there are problems on that platform.

If I'm wrong about the support for DB2 on Mandrake, I hope someone will
correct me....

Rhino

Nov 12 '05 #6

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"Larry" <la***@nospam.net> wrote in message
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http://www-306.ibm.com/software/data...inux/validate/

Larry Edelstein

I am not sure whether platform validation has anything to do with whether
the tar file is valid (can be un-tared). My understanding of the OP
complaint is that the download file cannot be successfully un-tared before
the installation begins.
Nov 12 '05 #7

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P. Adhia wrote:
Anyway, I'll try again, now booting through windows and brining
downloaded file to Linux, just to see if it's my Linux installation
that has problem with IBM sites.


OK. Windows is better than Linux ;). I downloaded the tar file from
windows and un-tared it from within linux and everthing was fine.
Interestingly, the windows-downloaded tar file was smaller than the
linux-downloaded tar file earlier. I don't have T1 connection or I
would have tried both downloads again to verify neither of them was a
fluke. I don't know how to explain it. (Maybe Firefox guys compiled
their Linux browser in windows mode and it expanded all LF to CRLF :)).
Thanks to all who offered to help.

P. Adhia

Nov 12 '05 #8

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P. Adhia wrote:
The latest UDB DB2 PDE V8.2.2 (posted 4/22/05) for linux that is
available for download as tar file (all editions), have invalid tar
format (I guess I should have taken quality issues raised on this group
about latest UDB versions more seriously!). Anyways, can anyone provide
me a link to download a STABLE production quality version of PDE for
linux? I have Mandrake 10.1 installed if that matters.

Thanks

P. Adhia


Can you provide me with a server name I can upload for you Db2pde for Linux
which I believe is correct (I verified the tar archive is consistent)?

Please specify whether you are using Linux 32-bit or 64-bit flavour.

I am contacting people from the Web site you are referring to to correct the
image as well.

You can contact me here: jasinek (at) attglobal (dot) net
Jan M. Nelken
Nov 12 '05 #9

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P. Adhia wrote:


OK. Windows is better than Linux ;). I downloaded the tar file from
windows and un-tared it from within linux and everthing was fine.
Interestingly, the windows-downloaded tar file was smaller than the
linux-downloaded tar file earlier. I don't have T1 connection or I
would have tried both downloads again to verify neither of them was a
fluke. I don't know how to explain it. (Maybe Firefox guys compiled
their Linux browser in windows mode and it expanded all LF to CRLF :)).


Now that's odd.
Next time, you'd better download it using wget. That's the only way to
download :P
Don't feel like looking it up, but perhaps the file has a wrong mime-type.

-R-
Nov 12 '05 #10

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Thanks for your offer. Unfortunately, I don't have access to any
servers.

I was downloading the 32 bit flavor of the images (I tried all, pre-2.6
kernel, 2.6 kernel, DB2 connect PE) and all of them had the tar file
format issue.

It appers that some, well most, people are able to download correctly.
So it has to be either, as one poster suggested, incorrect mime-type
issue or one of the mirror, if it has any, has corrupted images and I
was unlucky to hit that mirror.

P. Adhia

Nov 12 '05 #11

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P. Adhia wrote:
Thanks for your offer. Unfortunately, I don't have access to any
servers.

I was downloading the 32 bit flavor of the images (I tried all, pre-2.6
kernel, 2.6 kernel, DB2 connect PE) and all of them had the tar file
format issue.

It appers that some, well most, people are able to download correctly.
So it has to be either, as one poster suggested, incorrect mime-type
issue or one of the mirror, if it has any, has corrupted images and I
was unlucky to hit that mirror.

P. Adhia


I will send you separate mail with instructions how to download my test archive.

I have talked to people managing the servers and was told that images will be
refreshed and changes propagated to relevant server(s) - it may take a day or
two to complete.

Jan M. Nelken
Nov 12 '05 #12

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Jan,

I was able to download and successfully extract files out of the
zip+tar file you uploaded.

Thanks again for you help.

P. Adhia

Nov 12 '05 #13

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