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IC82538: EMPTY FOLDER "C_IBM_DATA_SERVER_DRIVER_FOR_ODBC_CLI_CLIDRIVER" I S GETTING CREATED IN THE DEFAULT PATH EVEN ON PROVIDING THE APPD

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Empty folder C_ibm_data_server_driver_for_odbc_cli_clidriver is
    getting created in the default path even on providing the
    appdatapath
    
    Steps to reproduce:
    
    1) Unzip ibm_data_server_driver_for_odbc_cli to to C:\
    2) Register CLI driver with the below command:
    
    db2cli install -setup -appdatapath "C:\appdpath"
    
    
    Observations:
    
    1) In the folder C:\appdpath cfg and other directories are
    getting created
    2) But in the default location:
    
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\IBM\DB2\
    
    and empty folder C_ibm_data_server_driver_for_odbc_cli_clidriver
    is getting created.
    
    Which should not get created.
    
    3) Also when we are providing some non existent drive "W:\nonex"
    even though the registration comes out with error, an empty
    folder C_ibm_data_server_driver_for_odbc_cli_clidriver is
    getting created in the default path.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * v97fp6 users                                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * Empty folder C_ibm_data_server_driver_for_odbc_cli_clidriver *
    * is getting created in the default path even on providing the *
    * appdatapath                                                  *
    *                                                              *
    * Steps to reproduce:                                          *
    *                                                              *
    * 1) Unzip ibm_data_server_driver_for_odbc_cli to to C:\       *
    * 2) Register CLI driver with the below command:               *
    *                                                              *
    * db2cli install -setup -appdatapath "C:\appdpath"             *
    *                                                              *
    *                                                              *
    * Observations:                                                *
    *                                                              *
    * 1) In the folder C:\appdpath cfg and other directories are   *
    * getting created                                              *
    * 2) But in the default location:                              *
    *                                                              *
    * C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application              *
    * Data\IBM\DB2\                                                *
    *                                                              *
    * and empty folder                                             *
    * C_ibm_data_server_driver_for_odbc_cli_clidriver is getting   *
    * created.                                                     *
    *                                                              *
    * Which should not get created.                                *
    *                                                              *
    * 3) Also when we are providing some non existent drive        *
    * "W:\nonex" even though the registration comes out with       *
    * error, an empty folder                                       *
    * C_ibm_data_server_driver_for_odbc_cli_clidriver is getting   *
    * created in the default path.                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Customers can upgrade to v97fp6 to get the fix               *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • v97fp6 will have the fix. With the fix while using appdatapath
    we wont be seeing any empty folder created in the default path
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC82538

  • 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

    2012-04-06

  • Closed date

    2012-06-04

  • Last modified date

    2012-06-04

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

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

    IC84591

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Fixed component ID

    DB2FORLUW

Applicable component levels

  • R970 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Software version: 9.7

Reference #: IC82538

Modified date: 04 June 2012