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Packaging Utility 1.7

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IBM Packaging Utility 1.7 has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 1.6.3 including all predecessor fix packs.

Download Description

IMPORTANT: This update has been superseded and is no longer available for download from You should update your product with the most recent version available. See for the most recent version.

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.


No prerequisites required.

Installation Instructions

Use Installation Manager to install and update Packaging Utility. If Installation Manager is installed, you can use the Packaging Utility repository on 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 is where platform indicates the operating system and version indicates the version of Packaging Utility. 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 is 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 and Installation Manager, see the Installation Manager Information Center at:

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 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:

Information Center topics that are specified by operating system for installing and updating Packaging Utility. The installation topics contain information about downloading the Installation Manager installation files.

Download package

Note: In Fix Central, the 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
Recommended This release is a service release of Packaging Utility 1.6.3. It contains new features as well as fixes for 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

There are no known side effects in this release.

Change history

For information about the new features and enhancements in the Packaging Utility version 1.7, 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)?
zOS 12 Sep 2013 English 713329779 FC
Windows 12 Sep 2013 English 693155435 FC
Solaris 12 Sep 2013 English 694017888 FC
Mac OS X 12 Sep 2013 English 670923199 FC
Linux x86_64 12 Sep 2013 English 696362412 FC
Linux x86 12 Sep 2013 English 692281925 FC
AIX 12 Sep 2013 English 701041629 FC
Multi-platform 12 Sep 2013 English 558071278 FC

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Document information

More support for: IBM Installation Manager
IBM Packaging Utility

Software version: 1.7

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, OS X, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #: 4034942

Modified date: 20 May 2014