Packaging Utility, Version 1.5.2

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Abstract

This document describes how to download and install IBM® Packaging Utility, Version 1.5.2

Download Description


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: 1.5.x, 1.4.x, 1.3.x, 1.2.x, and 1.1.x.

These sections describe the contents of Packaging Utility, version 1.5.2.

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: 1.5.x, 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:



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.

Installation Instructions



Use Installation Manager to install and update Packaging Utility. If Installation Manager is installed, you can use the Packaging Utility repository on www.ibm.com to install or update Packaging Utility without downloading files. If Installation Manager is not installed, you must download the Packaging Utility files. Installation Manager is included in the Packaging Utility download packages.

The installer package for Packaging Utility 1.5.2 is pu.offering.disk.platform_1.5.2.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.

The fix pack package for Packaging Utility 1.5.2 is pu.update_1.5.2.zip. The fix pack contains files for all supported platforms. You can add this fix pack as a repository to update Packaging Utility. You cannot install Packaging Utility or Installation Manager with this fix pack.

For z/OS, use the pu.repository.zos_1.5.2.zip package to install or update Packaging Utility with Installation Manager. This package contains files only for z/OS.

For more information about Packaging Utility, Installation Manager, and other installation scenarios that are not included in this download document, see the Installation Manager Information Center at: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/install/v1r5/index.jsp.


Install or update Packaging Utility without downloading files

You must have Internet access and Installation Manager must be installed to install or update Packaging Utility without downloading files. The Packaging Utility repository located on www.ibm.com contains the latest version of Packaging Utility.

You must have an IBM user name and password to access the repository. To register for these credentials, go to: http://www.ibm.com/account/profile.

A. Use the graphical user interface (GUI) for Installation Manager to install Packaging Utility

    1. Start Installation Manager
    2. Add the repository location for Packaging Utility: 3. On the main page of Installation Manager, click Install to install Packaging Utility. Click Update to update Packaging Utility.

B. Use the command line to install Packaging Utility
    1. Open a command-line utility.
    2. Open the tools subdirectory in the Installation Manager eclipse directory.
    3. To access the Packaging Utility repository located on www.ibm.com, save your IBM user name and password to a keyring file: NOTE: Your password is visible on the command line.

    4. Run the command to install or update Packaging Utility:
      where keyring_file.keyring is the keyring file where the credentials are saved.

Install or update Packaging Utility by using the downloaded files
    Use the downloaded files if Installation Manager is not installed or you do not have Internet access on the computer where you are installing or updating Packaging Utility. For computers that do not have Internet access, you must download the files on a computer that has Internet access. Copy the compressed file to the computer where you are installing or upgrading Packaging Utility.

    A. Download the installation files for Packaging Utility
      1. Download the files:
        a. If Installation Manager is not installed, download pu.offering.disk.platform_1.5.2.zip. The platform variable indicates the operating system. The downloaded files include installation files for Installation Manager.

        b. If Installation Manager is installed:
          i. To install Packaging Utility, download:
            All platforms: pu.offering.disk.platform_1.5.2.zip

            z/OS: pu.repository.zos_1.5.2.zip
            This package contains files only for z/OS.
          ii. To update Packaging Utility, download:
            All platforms: pu.update_1.5.2.zip

            z/OS: pu.repository.zos_1.5.2.zip
            This package contains files only for z/OS.
      2. Extract the compressed file to a temporary directory.
      3. Choose to install using the GUI or the command line.


    B. Use the GUI to install Packaging Utility

      1. If Installation Manager is not installed:
        a. Open a command-line utility and switch to the InstallerImage_platform subdirectory that is located in the directory that contains the extracted files.
        b. Run the command:
          Windows: install.exe
          Linux and UNIX: ./install
        c. Follow the wizard pages to install Packaging Utility and Installation Manager.
      2. If Installation Manager is installed:
        a. In Installation Manager, add the repository location for the installer package:
            i. In Installation Manager, click File > Preferences > Repositories.
            ii. Click Add Repository.
            iii Browse to or enter the file path to the disktag.inf file or the repository.config file. One of these files is located in the directory where you extracted the compressed files.
        3. On the main page of Installation Manager, click Install to install Packaging Utility. Click Update to update Packaging Utility

      C. Use the command line to install Packaging Utility
        1. If Installation Manager is not installed:
          a. Open a command-line utility and switch to the InstallerImage_platform subdirectory that is located in the directory that contains the extracted files.
          b. Run the command:
            Windows: installc.exe -acceptLicense
            Linux, UNIX, and z/OS: ./installc -acceptLicense

        2. If Installation Manager is installed:
          a. Open a command-line utility.
          b. Open the tools subdirectory in the Installation Manager eclipse directory.
          c. Run the command: imcl install com.ibm.cic.packagingUtility -repositories source_repository -acceptLicense

      Download package


      Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
      What is Fix Central (FC)?
      pu.offering.disk.aix 15 Mar 2012 English 540925223 FC
      pu.offering.disk.linux 15 Mar 2012 English 534473425 FC
      pu.offering.disk.solaris 15 Mar 2012 English 536087520 FC
      pu.offering.disk.win32 15 Mar 2012 English 532410210 FC
      pu.offering.disk.zos 15 Mar 2012 English 555635674 FC
      pu.update 15 Mar 2012 English 414142951 FC
      pu.repository.zos 15 Mar 2012 English 134007543 FC

      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:

      1.5.2

      Operating system(s):

      AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

      Reference #:

      4031299

      Modified date:

      2012-03-15

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