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IC90873: INSTALLFIXPACK FAILURE INCORRECTLY REPORTING ISSUE WITH WPAR WHEN REAL ISSUE IS EXISTING INSTALLATION FILE IS MISSING

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • when ./installFixPack fails with the following error, trace of
    installfixpack showed it was trying to access  WPAR to run the
    db2greg command.  Error was a "false" error and the real error
    was the failure of the backup of the existing installation when
    it found
    a file missing.
    
    
    No such file or directory
    
    sh: /opt/IBM/db2/V9.7/bin/db2greg -updservrec
    installpath=/opt/IBM/db2/V9.7,service=DB2\!version=9.7.0.5,fixpa
    cknumber
    =5,timestamp=1362245964: cannot create
    
    A major error occurred during the execution that caused this
    program to terminate prematurely. If the problem persists,
    contact your technical service representative.
    

Local fix

  • a) use /opt/IBM/db2/V9.7/bin/db2val -a  to identify the missing
    files and replace them or reinstall the product
    OR
    b) Run installfixpack with the -f nobackup option
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * ALL DB2 USERS                                                *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See Error Description                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Please upgrade to DB2 Version 9.7 Fix Pack 9 or higher.      *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • Problem was first fixed in DB2 Version 9.7 Fix Pack 9
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC90873

  • 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

    2013-03-14

  • Closed date

    2013-12-16

  • Last modified date

    2013-12-16

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

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Fixed component ID

    DB2FORLUW

Applicable component levels

  • R970 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Software version: 9.7

Reference #: IC90873

Modified date: 16 December 2013