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IC81918: DB2SETUP DOES NOT DISPLAY A VALID MESSAGE WHEN THE FILE COMMAND IS NOT AVAILABLE.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • If the file command is not available, db2setup will fail with an
    unclear message. You can verify if the package containing the
    file command is available by running command below:
    
    # rpm -qf /usr/bin/file
    file-5.04-6.el6.x86_64
    
    e.g. running db2setup to open the Launchpad shows the following
    message:
    
    "This launchpad is not intended to run on the current platform.
    Check the product documentation or contact your vendor for more
    information about supported platforms."
    
    After applying the efix, a more valid error message will be
    displayed:
    
    DBI1062E  A file set or package name "file" is missing.
    
    Explanation:
    
    The above file set or package must be installed before using
    this
    command.
    
    User response:
    
    Install the file set or package and then reissue this command.
    

Local fix

  • Install the missing package that contains file using yum or
    yast.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * DB2 V9.7 and above                                           *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * If the file command is not available, db2setup will fail     *
    * with an                                                      *
    * unclear message. You can verify if the package containing    *
    * the                                                          *
    * file command is available by running command below:          *
    *                                                              *
    * # rpm -qf /usr/bin/file                                      *
    * file-5.04-6.el6.x86_64                                       *
    *                                                              *
    * e.g. running db2setup to open the Launchpad shows the        *
    * following                                                    *
    * message:                                                     *
    *                                                              *
    * "This launchpad is not intended to run on the current        *
    * platform.                                                    *
    * Check the product documentation or contact your vendor for   *
    * more                                                         *
    * information about supported platforms."                      *
    *                                                              *
    * After applying the efix, a more valid error message will be  *
    * displayed:                                                   *
    *                                                              *
    * DBI1062E  A file set or package name "file" is missing.      *
    *                                                              *
    * Explanation:                                                 *
    *                                                              *
    * The above file set or package must be installed before using *
    * this                                                         *
    * command.                                                     *
    *                                                              *
    * User response:                                               *
    *                                                              *
    * Install the file set or package and then reissue this        *
    * command.                                                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Install the missing package that contains file using yum or  *
    * yast.                                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • Upgrade to fixpack containing this fix.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC81918

  • Reported component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Reported component ID

    DB2FORLUW

  • Reported release

    970

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-03-08

  • Closed date

    2012-06-12

  • Last modified date

    2012-06-12

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    IC84548

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Fixed component ID

    DB2FORLUW

Applicable component levels

  • R950 PSY

       UP

  • R970 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Software version: 9.7

Reference #: IC81918

Modified date: 12 June 2012