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Hi,

Recently I installed UDB8.2 on a Chinese version of WindowsXP. As
expected, every interfaces(ie Control Center, CLP, etc...) and system
messages were all in Chinese.

It wasn't a problem until I tried to migrate Perl scripts that I have
developed previously on UNIX systems. For instance, the same script
used on the UNIX for analyzing the db2snapshot information was, of
course, completely unusable on the Chinese Windows system.

Since, I am a lazy DBA and didn't want to rewrite all my scripts, I
deleted everything under the ..\SQLLIB\msg\, except for "en_US"
directory. Viola, it looks like DB2 has defaulted to use the "en_US"
and now everything is in English and all my scripts works.

Anyway, my question is, what consequence will I suffer for this action?

T.C.

Apr 13 '06 #1
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I did it many times (but instead of deleting I was renaming my language
directory).

It should not affect your DB2 engine, but I always do it when instance
is stopped

PS. Would be nice to have a registry variable to control the messges
language

Regards,
-- Artur Wronski

Apr 14 '06 #2

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In article <11**********************@i39g2000cwa.googlegroups .com>,
ar***********@gmail.com says...
I did it many times (but instead of deleting I was renaming my language
directory).

It should not affect your DB2 engine, but I always do it when instance
is stopped

PS. Would be nice to have a registry variable to control the messges
language

Regards,
-- Artur Wronski


Installing DB2 with the '-i en' switch would force an english only
install. That's what I do on dutch systems and I never had a problem
with it.
Apr 14 '06 #3

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Thanks Artur, Thank for the info!

Apr 17 '06 #4

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Can you be more specific? Do you mean db2 can be installed sliently
via command prompt on Window systems?

Apr 17 '06 #5

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In article <11**********************@u72g2000cwu.googlegroups .com>,
Sh*****@gmail.com says...
Can you be more specific? Do you mean db2 can be installed sliently
via command prompt on Window systems?


That can also be done, but if you use 'setup -i en' from start --> run
you will force an english only install. To be sure English is the only
language installed you might run a custom install which will give you
the choice of installing the right language.
Check the installation instructions at http://tinyurl.com/fe32w to
create a response file for a silent install.
Apr 17 '06 #6

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