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Automated fixpak install on Linux?

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aj
DB2 LUW 8.2 FP14 Red Hat AS 2.1

I am using a response file w/ db2setup to install DB2.
I then want to install the latest fixpak in the same
automated way.

Is there any way to use a response file w/ fixpak
installation? Or can I otherwise do an automated
(non-interactive) fixpak install?

Linux OS

TIA

aj
Feb 2 '07 #1
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aj wrote:
DB2 LUW 8.2 FP14 Red Hat AS 2.1

I am using a response file w/ db2setup to install DB2.
I then want to install the latest fixpak in the same
automated way.

Is there any way to use a response file w/ fixpak
installation? Or can I otherwise do an automated
(non-interactive) fixpak install?
Have you tried the fixpak? I don't believe it has any interactivity. It
definitely doesn't take a response file, but there are no responses that it
will accept.
Feb 2 '07 #2

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aj
Darin McBride wrote:
aj wrote:
>DB2 LUW 8.2 FP14 Red Hat AS 2.1

I am using a response file w/ db2setup to install DB2.
I then want to install the latest fixpak in the same
automated way.

Is there any way to use a response file w/ fixpak
installation? Or can I otherwise do an automated
(non-interactive) fixpak install?

Have you tried the fixpak? I don't believe it has any interactivity. It
definitely doesn't take a response file, but there are no responses that it
will accept.
Sorry, I should have been more specific. What I mean is not so much the
installation of the fixpak RPM's, but all of the commands that come
after that, i.e.
* Update instances to use the new level of DB2
* Update DAS
* Update the system catalogs
* Restart the instances
* Bind the bind files

These things happen after /every/ fixpak install, yes? I thought maybe
something like a response file could be used to do these things
automatically.

I suppose I could just script them, but by the same token, I could
also script most of what happens w/ a db2setup response file - so
why is a response file an option there?

thanks

aj
Feb 2 '07 #3

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aj wrote:
Darin McBride wrote:
>aj wrote:
>>DB2 LUW 8.2 FP14 Red Hat AS 2.1

I am using a response file w/ db2setup to install DB2.
I then want to install the latest fixpak in the same
automated way.

Is there any way to use a response file w/ fixpak
installation? Or can I otherwise do an automated
(non-interactive) fixpak install?

Have you tried the fixpak? I don't believe it has any interactivity. It
definitely doesn't take a response file, but there are no responses that
it will accept.
Sorry, I should have been more specific. What I mean is not so much the
installation of the fixpak RPM's, but all of the commands that come
after that, i.e.
* Update instances to use the new level of DB2
* Update DAS
* Update the system catalogs
* Restart the instances
* Bind the bind files

These things happen after /every/ fixpak install, yes? I thought maybe
something like a response file could be used to do these things
automatically.
Not currently. I've heard it's being looked at for a future version as it
is a common request. However, there won't be much in the way of response
file then, either, as it's all stuff that always needs to be done, so it
just would be done.
I suppose I could just script them, but by the same token, I could
also script most of what happens w/ a db2setup response file - so
why is a response file an option there?
Most definitely you can script it all. The response file is merely like a
high-level language, even higher-level than the shell, for a specialised
purpose. In fact, many users do script it all. The response file
installation does, however, take care of many things that you may not
remember to do in your own script, especially as you go from version to
version and new things that you would need to script get added. Most of
those are taken care of automatically by the response file installer, or
you get immediate feedback (prior to any install being performed, usually)
of invalid values, etc.

The next two or three versions after 9.1 may have improvements in this area.
Feb 3 '07 #4

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