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Can we install the admin client for DB2 7.2 on Fedora Core 4?

Thanks,
PW
Jan 10 '06 #1
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Philip Wright wrote:
Can we install the admin client for DB2 7.2 on Fedora Core 4?


Interesting question. Neither v7 nor FC4 are supported by IBM - you can try
it, but no guarantees.

I'd suggest at least moving up to v8.2 (which is supported). Doesn't change
the fact that FC4 isn't supported, but there may be mention on the DB2
HOWTO on the Linux Documentation Project site on any workarounds that you
may need to get DB2 running on such a machine. Even if it isn't explicitly
mentioned, you may compare with any instructions on getting it running on
RHEL3 or RHEL4, depending on whether FC4 has a 2.4 or 2.6 kernel,
respectively.

It will *probably* work. But IBM isn't guaranteeing it unless it shows up
on the Linux validation site at http://www.ibm.com/db2/linux/validate .
Jan 10 '06 #2

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I had recently tried DB2 V8.2.3 ESE with DPF entitled for 90-days on
White Box Enterprise Linux http://www.whiteboxlinux.org which is
another free fork from RedHat (RHEL3 kernel 2.6 32-bit). I just
followed http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/DB2-HOWTO for RHEL3 and didn't have
any serious issue setting up a two-partition database on a dual-CPU
Intel server for some "proof-of-concept" application test purpuses.
Unfortunately, this DB2 trial was recently about to expire so I gave up
this server to another team. BTW, initially, ie back in October last
year, I tried to use FC4 on the same server and found this OS buggy and
unstable, so I switched to WBEL and was happy with it.

-Eugene

Jan 11 '06 #3

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Darin McBride wrote:
Philip Wright wrote:

Can we install the admin client for DB2 7.2 on Fedora Core 4?

Interesting question. Neither v7 nor FC4 are supported by IBM - you can try
it, but no guarantees.

I'd suggest at least moving up to v8.2 (which is supported). Doesn't change
the fact that FC4 isn't supported, but there may be mention on the DB2
HOWTO on the Linux Documentation Project site on any workarounds that you
may need to get DB2 running on such a machine. Even if it isn't explicitly
mentioned, you may compare with any instructions on getting it running on
RHEL3 or RHEL4, depending on whether FC4 has a 2.4 or 2.6 kernel,
respectively.

It will *probably* work. But IBM isn't guaranteeing it unless it shows up
on the Linux validation site at http://www.ibm.com/db2/linux/validate .


According to the "Supported Environment" website, Fedora 4 is supported
for "application development and client access" for V8.1 and V8.2. Our
DB2 server is an OS/2 box and therefor can't be upgraded to V8.x. I have
read conflicting reports as to whether V8.x clients can access a V7.x
server, so I guess I am actually asking if a V8.x client installed on
Fedora 4 can access a V7.x server and if not, can I install a V7.x
client on a Fedora 4 (kernel 2.6) system.

Sorry if this is too confusing as I am working on my first cup of
coffee. I should know better!

Thanks,
-Philip
Jan 11 '06 #4

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See
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infoce...t/r0009731.htm
for info on client/server compatibility:

"""
1. A DB2 Universal Database Version 7 server must be configured as a
DRDA application server (AS). This is necessary when you have a Version
8 32-bit client working with a Version 7 32-bit server; or, when you
have a Version 8 64-bit client working with a Version 7 64-bit server.
....
7. When you have a Version 8 32-bit client working with a Version 7
32-bit server, or when you have a Version 8 64-bit client working with
a Version 7 64-bit server, the DB2 Universal Database Version 7 server
must be at a FixPak 8 or later level. The db2updv7 utility must be run
on the server in order for it to be accessible from a DB2 Universal
Database Version 8 client. Once this utility is run on a database, this
database cannot be used with an instance that is at an earlier FixPak
level.
"""

Unfortunately I'm not sure where the docs are that tell you how to
configure the V7 server as a DRDA AS server...

As far as Fedora Core 4 goes, it requires you to install the
compatibility libraries and disable SELinux, otherwise it works
reasonably well with DB2 Version 8. I have had a rough patch for the
DB2 HOWTO lined up for a few months now...

Jan 12 '06 #5

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