Installing a patch for the DB2 Information Center

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Abstract

Instructions for updating the DB2 Information Center for Version 9.5, 9.7 and 10.1.

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The following are instructions for installing a patch for the Network Version of the DB2 Information Center. The instructions for the Workstation Version of the DB2 Information Center follow.

I. Network Version of the DB2 Information Center (download approximately 500MB in size)
1. Patch the IBM Information Center base infrastructure.
2. Update the content hosted on the server.

1. Installing the patch on your local system:

Download the patch or patches for the various DB2 Information Centers from the following URL:
http://download.boulder.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/software/data/db2/luw/info/icpatches

The archive file will overlay files over an existing installed copy of the DB2 Information Center. In order to patch the Information Center, perform the following steps:

1. Stop the Information Center
2. Extract the patch
3. Update the content (optional at this point).
Updating the content might take a while. The amount of time needed to download the content from the update site depends on your internet connection and the number of languages installed in your information center.
4. Restart the Information Center

There are a number of commands and scripts that are version specific, and will help you stop and start the information center. The following is a list values for tokens used in scripts or file names for each of the named products. Replace them accordingly to execute the commands and scripts appropriate to the information center version installed on your system.
<product_version> - 9.5, 9.7, 10.1 - ex. /opt/ibm/db2ic/V10.1
<version> - 95, 97, 101 - ex. db2icserver_v101

1.1 Updating an Information Center for Windows

On Windows operating systems, to stop or start the Information Center use the services control panel applet: Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. Right-click the service labeled DB2 Information Center v<product_version>. Select either Stop or Start, or at the command line, enter the following command:

net stop db2icserver_v<version>

Open a command line prompt to the download location of the patche(s) on your system. Run the following command to extract the content of the patch to the <db2_info_center_install_path> for your locally installed DB2 Information Center. The patch file for Windows is a self-extracting archive file.

db2_<version>_nt32_network_infocenter_patch.exe /auto <db2_info_center_install_path>

For example, for the DB2 Version 10.1 Information Center patch on Windows, run the following command:

db2_v101_nt32_network_infocenter_patch.exe /auto “C:\Program Files\IBM\DB2 Information Center\Version 10.1”

The default location for <db2_info_center_install_path> on Windows is:

32bit - C:\Program Files\IBM\DB2 Information Center\Version <product_version>
64bit - C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\DB2 Information Center\Version <product_version>

Restart the service. At a command line, enter:

net start db2icserver_v<version>

1.2 Updating an Information Center for Linux distributions

On Linux operating systems, to stop and start the Information Center daemon:

Log in as a user with root user authority or with a user account with appropriate sudo authority.
Halt the daemon if it is already running. At a command line, enter:

/etc/init.d/db2icdv<version> stop

Open a command line prompt to the download location of the patches on your system. Run the following command to extract the patch:

tar -zxvf db2_<version>_linuxia32_network_infocenter_patch.tar.gz -C <db2_info_center_install_path>

For example, for the DB2 Version 10.1 Information Center Network Version patch on Linux, run the following command:

sudo tar -zxvf db2_v101_linuxia32_network_infocenter_patch.tar.gz -C /opt/ibm/db2ic/V10.1

The default location for the Network version <db2_info_center_install_path> on Linux 32bit or 64bit is the following:

/opt/ibm/db2ic/V<product_version>

Restart the daemon. At a command line, enter the following command:

/etc/init.d/db2icdv<version> start

2. Update the content in the information center.

Instructions for updating the documentation in a local information center can be found in the following DB2 Information Centers or search for “Documentation updates” in the local Information Center.

DB2 Version 10.1 Information Center - http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/db2luw/v10r1/topic/com.ibm.db2.luw.common.doc/doc/c0025130.html

DB2 Version 9.7 Information Center - http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/db2luw/v9r7/topic/com.ibm.db2.luw.common.doc/doc/c0025130.html

DB2 Version 9.5 Information Center - http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/db2luw/v9r5/topic/com.ibm.db2.luw.common.doc/doc/c0025130.html


II. Workstation Version of the DB2 Information Center (download approximately 130MB in size)
1. Delete the old version of the DB2 Information Center.
2. Download a patched version of the DB2 Information Center Version 9.5, Version 9.7, and Version 10.1 at the following link: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?&uid=swg27009474

Workarounds: If applying the fix if not possible or feasible, then uninstall the locally installed Information Center and use the Information Centers available at http://www.ibm.com/software/data/db2/linux-unix-windows/library.html#Information%20centers.


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More support for:

DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows
DB2 Tools - Information Center

Software version:

9.5, 9.7, 10.1

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows

Reference #:

1624607

Modified date:

2013-02-22

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