Packaging Utility, Version 1.5.0.1

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Abstract

This document describes how to download and install IBM® Packaging Utility, Version 1.5.0.1

Download Description

Packaging Utility, version 1.5.0.1 supercedes version 1.5.

A critical issue was identified in Packaging Utility version 1.5 that required the release of version 1.5.0.1.

Use IBM® Packaging Utility to copy packages to a new repository and delete packages from repositories when the packages are no longer needed.
This release can be used for an initial installation of Packaging Utility or to update a current installation of one of these versions of Packaging Utility: 1.4.x, 1.3.x, 1.2.x, and 1.1.x.

These sections describe the contents of Packaging Utility, version 1.5.0.1.


Find installation prerequisites and instructions, plus information on how to get technical support, at the end of this document:




Cumulative updates
This version includes all fixes, enhancements, and new features from the following versions: 1.4.x, 1.3.x, 1.2.x, and 1.1.x.



Known problems
Known problems are documented in individual technotes in the Support knowledge base at: http://www.ibm.com/software/rational/support/. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems.

The following link opens a customized query of the live Support knowledge base:


Fixed APAR List

List of APARs fixed in this release:


APAR number

Description

PM34897

Installation Manager tries to uninstall Packaging Utility while Packaging Utility is running.



Online product documentation

For up-to-date information about using Packaging Utility, visit the IBM Installation Manager Information Center at: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/install/v1r5/index.jsp.



Prerequisites


You must have Internet access to update software or to download the packages listed below on this page.

Before you can install the fix pack, you must have IBM Installation Manager installed. For more information, see the installation instructions below.

For System Requirements, see System Requirements for IBM Packaging Utility 1.5.0.1.

Installation Instructions


Use Installation Manager to install Packaging Utility. Installation Manager is included in the Packaging Utility download packages. If you already have Packaging Utility installed, use Installation Manager to update Packaging Utility.

The installer package for Packaging Utility 1.5.0.1 is pu.offering.disk.platform_1.5.0.1.date.zip where platform indicates the operating system. The installer package contains files for only one platform. Using this package, you can install Packaging Utility and Installation Manager by running the install command. You can also add this package as a repository in Installation Manager and use the package to update Packaging Utility



Install Packaging Utility

If you are installing Packaging Utility, choose one of the following methods to install Packaging Utility:

A. Use this method if Installation Manager is not installed:

  1. Download the installer package, pu.offering.disk.platform_1.5.0.1.date.zip, for your platform, see the Download package table. The installer package includes installation files for both Installation Manager and Packaging Utility.
  2. Extract the compressed file to a temporary directory.
  3. Open a command prompt and switch to the directory containing the extracted files.
  4. Run the command:
    Windows: install.exe
    Linux and UNIX Systems: ./install
  5. Follow the wizard pages to install the Installation Manager. Installation Manager starts after the installation is finished.
  6. Add the repository location for the installer package:
    a. In Installation Manager, click File > Preferences > Repositories.
    b. Click Add Repository.
    c. Browse to or enter the file path to the disktag.inf file. The disktag.inf file is located in the directory where you extracted the compressed files.
  7. On the start page of Installation Manager, click Install.

B. If Installation Manager is installed, download the Packaging Utility installer package and use Installation Manager to install:
  1. Download the installer package, pu.offering.disk.platform_1.5.0.1.date.zip for your platform, see the Download package table.
  2. Extract the compressed file to a temporary directory.
  3. Add the repository location for the fix pack:
    a. In Installation Manager, click File > Preferences > Repositories.
    b. Click Add Repository.
    c. Browse to or enter the file path to the disktag.inf file. The disktag.inf file is located in the directory where you extracted the compressed files.
  4. On the start page of Installation Manager, click Install.


Update Packaging Utility

If Packaging Utility is installed and you are using this release as a fix pack, choose one of the following methods to update Packaging Utility:

A. Use the update capability of Installation Manager to update Packaging Utility.
NOTE: Installation Manager must be able to access www.ibm.com.
  1. Start Installation Manager.
  2. Enable updates in Installation Manager. Click File > Preferences > Updates and select Search for Installation Manager update.
  3. Click OK.
  4. On the main page of the Installation Manager, click Update.

B. Download and install version 1.5.0.1 as a fix pack.
NOTE
: You can use this method if the computer does not have access to the Internet.
  1. Download the fix pack. You can download a platform specific installer package, pu.offering.disk.platform_1.5.0.1.date.zip.
    If the computer where you will install Packaging Utility does not have Internet access, you must first download the fix pack to a computer that has Internet access. Then copy the fix pack to the computer where you will perform the installation.
  2. Extract the compressed file to an appropriate directory.
  3. Add the fix pack repository location in Installation Manager:
    a. Start IBM Installation Manager.
    b. In Installation Manager, click File > Preferences > Repositories.
    c. Click Add Repository.
    d. Browse to or enter the file path to the disktag.inf file. The disktag.inf file is located in the directory where you extracted the compressed files.
  4. On the main page of Installation Manager, click Install or Update.

You can download the installer package or the fix pack from the table below. If you are unable to use either of these methods, you can download the fix pack using HTTP from the following URL:
http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/rationalsdp/v7/pu/1501/zips/

NOTE: You must have access to the public.dhe.ibm.com domain to download the files.

Download package


Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central (FC)?
pu.offering.disk.aix 20 Oct 2011 English 539496448 FC HTTP
pu.offering.disk.linux 20 Oct 2011 English 533041152 FC HTTP
pu.offering.disk.solaris 20 Oct 2011 English 534659072 FC HTTP
pu.offering.disk.win32 20 Oct 2011 English 530935808 FC HTTP
pu.offering.disk.zos 20 Oct 2011 English 546603008 FC HTTP

Technical support


IBM Rational Software Support provides you with technical assistance.

For contact information and guidelines or reference materials that you will need when you require support, read the IBM Software Support Handbook at: http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/handbook/home.html


Before you contact IBM Rational Software Support, gather the background information that you will need to describe your problem. When describing a problem to an IBM software support specialist, be as specific as possible and include all relevant background information so that the specialist can help you solve the problem efficiently. To save time, know the answers to these questions:


  • What software versions were you running when the problem occurred?

  • Do you have logs, traces, or messages that are related to the problem?

  • Can you reproduce the problem? If so, what steps do you take to reproduce it?

  • Are you using a workaround for the problem? If so, be prepared to describe the workaround.

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Document information


More support for:

IBM Installation Manager
IBM Packaging Utility

Software version:

1.5.0.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #:

4031095

Modified date:

2011-10-20

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