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IC73092: DB2TOP DISPLAYS SCRAMBLED SCREEN IN AIX WHERE LC_XXX="EN_US"

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • If on AIX LC_XXX="EN_US" db2top display may be scrabbled.
    This fix will display a message on what actions to take
    db2top will output a message as follows
    
    LC_COLLATE="EN_US"
    If db2top displays scrambled characters, please change locale to
    en_US by exporting environment variable LANG to en_US.
    Or set LC_COLLATE="C", which applies to other locale
    environments
    

Local fix

  • Change locale to en_US by exporting environment variable LANG to
    en_US.
    Or switch to another environment where locale is similar as
    below:
    LANG=EN_US
    LC_COLLATE="C"
    LC_CTYPE="C"
    LC_MONETARY="C"
    LC_NUMERIC="C"
    LC_TIME="C"
    LC_MESSAGES="C"
    LC_ALL=
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * AIX                                                          *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * If on AIX LC_XXX="EN_US" db2top display may be scrabbled.    *
    *                                                              *
    * This fix will display a message on what actions to take      *
    * db2top will output a message as follows                      *
    *                                                              *
    *                                                              *
    *                                                              *
    * LC_COLLATE="EN_US"                                           *
    *                                                              *
    * If db2top displays scrambled characters, please change       *
    * locale to en_US by exporting environment variable LANG to    *
    * en_US.                                                       *
    * Or set LC_COLLATE="C", which applies to other locale         *
    * environments                                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to V9.7 Fixpack 5                                    *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • First fixed in V9.7 Fixpack 5
    

Temporary fix

  • If db2top displays scrambled characters, please change locale
    to en_US by exporting environment variable LANG to en_US.
    
    Or set LC_COLLATE="C", which applies to other locale
    environments
    

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC73092

  • Reported component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Reported component ID

    DB2FORLUW

  • Reported release

    950

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-12-07

  • Closed date

    2011-08-18

  • Last modified date

    2011-08-18

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    IC73118

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Fixed component ID

    DB2FORLUW

Applicable component levels

  • R950 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Software version: 9.5

Reference #: IC73092

Modified date: 18 August 2011