Packaging Utility, Version 1.6.1

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Abstract

IBM Packaging Utility 1.6.1 has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 1.6 including all predecessor fix packs.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description
This section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.
This section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.
This section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.
This section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.
This section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.
This section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.
Supporting Documentation
Document Description
Click to review the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.
The information center provides you with user assistance for the product. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product. You can also visit IBM Product information page the to browse for additional information centers.
Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.

Prerequisites

Review system requirements for Packaging Utility, 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 1.6.1 is pu.offering.disk.platform_1.6.1.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 1.6.1 is pu.update_1.6.1.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.

Packaging Utility is available in 64-bit mode. Review information information about bit mode for installation or updates: Packaging Utility bit mode information.

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://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/install/v1r6/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:
imutilsc saveCredential -url http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/com.ibm.cic.packagingUtility/repository.config -userName user_name -userPassword password -keyring keyring_file.keyring

where user_name is your IBM user name, password is your IBM password, and keyring_file.keyring is the keyring file where the credentials are saved.

NOTE: Your password is visible on the command line.

4. Run the command to install or update Packaging Utility:
imcl install com.ibm.cic.packagingUtility -repositories http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/com.ibm.cic.packagingUtility -keyring keyring_file.keyring -acceptLicense

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_1.6.1.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:
      pu.offering.disk.platform_1.6.1.zip

      ii. To update Packaging Utility, download:
      pu.update_1.6.1.zip
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


Note: In Fix Central, the agent.installer. platform.zip file is referred to as a refresh pack and as a fix. You can use this file to install Packaging Utility. You can also use this file to update Packaging Utility from an earlier version.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description
This release is a maintenance release of Packaging Utility 1.6. It contains fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Problems solved

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known side effects


Change history

No new features or functions in this version

For information about the new features and enhancements in the Packaging Utility version 1.6, see What's new for Packaging Utility in the Installation Manager Information Center.


Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central (FC)?
pu.offering.disk.aix 6 Dec 2012 English 623833088 FC
pu.offering.disk.linux 6 Dec 2012 English 617381888 FC
pu.offering.disk.linux.x86_64 6 Dec 2012 English 621621248 FC
pu.offering.disk.solaris 6 Dec 2012 English 618995712 FC
pu.offering.disk.win32 6 Dec 2012 English 617771008 FC
pu.offering.disk.zos 6 Dec 2012 English 638541824 FC
pu.update 6 Dec 2012 English 496758784 FC

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More support for:

IBM Installation Manager
IBM Packaging Utility

Software version:

1.6.1

Operating system(s):

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

Reference #:

4033457

Modified date:

2012-12-06

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