Limitations for shared Eclipse 3.6.x-based IBM product installations

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Problems can occur when you install Eclipse 3.6.x-based products into a shared package group (shell sharing) using Installation Manager.


For information about which products can share a package group, see the following technote:

Cannot shell-share IBM Data Studio with other 64 bit products

IBM Data Studio is only available as a 32 bit application and cannot be shell-shared other 64 bit products. For example, if you install the 64 bit version of IBM Rational Application Developer 8.0, you cannot install and shell-share it with Data Studio 3.1.1.

You must run the -clean option after uninstalling a product from a package group

For all shell-shared Eclipse products, after you uninstall a product from a package group, you must use the - clean option to start any of the remaining products in that package group.
For example, if you uninstall Data Studio 3.1.1 from a package group where Rational Application Developer 8.0 is also installed, then you must start Rational Application Developer 8.0 with the -clean option.

For more information about using the -clean option to start Data Studio, see Starting the product in the IBM Data Studio Information Center.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Information Management InfoSphere Data Architect Linux, Windows 8.1
Information Management InfoSphere Warehouse DWE - Design Studio Linux, Windows 10.1

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