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Packaging Utility 1.7.1

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IBM Packaging Utility 1.7.1 has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 1.7 including all predecessor fix packs.

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IMPORTANT: This update has been superseded and is no longer available for download from You should update your product with the most recent version available.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

The Change history section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.

The How critical is this fix section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.

The Prerequisites section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.

The Download package section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.

The Installation instructions section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.

The Known side effects 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.

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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.


Prerequisites include:

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, Review the Installation Manager Information Center.

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

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Access type Description

Note: 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

This is a service release. It contains fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.


Regression: An error in the Maintenance Delivery Vehicle (MDV) that produces incorrect or unexpected behavior causing a supported feature to stop functioning as designed.
This includes:

  • Coding errors that cause a regression
  • Documentation or packaging problems that cause a regression
  • Errors reported in a new function delivered in a MDV that cause a regression

Incomplete: An error in the MDV has not regressed, but does not work as designed.
This includes:

  • Fixed APARs which did not solve the original problem but did not break anything new
  • APARs reporting documentation errors, such as readme errors, that cause problems applying an MDV but do not lead to a regression

  • Regression and incomplete APARs are considered fix-in-error or MDV-in-error
  • Definitions above apply only to valid APARs that result in product fixes (APARs returned as working-as-designed are not assessed for being fix-in-error)
  • Issues in major releases due to new functionality do not apply in this definition

There are no known issues to report.

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

The following defects were not resolved in this release:

There are no known defects to report.

Change history

What's new

No new features or functions in this version.

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.

Click the link in the Download Options column:

Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central(FC)?
zOS 5 Dec 2013 English 713756336 FC
Windows 5 Dec 2013 English 693582040 FC
Solaris 5 Dec 2013 English 694444583 FC
Mac OS X 5 Dec 2013 English 671350210 FC
Linux x86_64 5 Dec 2013 English 696789059 FC
Linux x86 5 Dec 2013 English 692708439 FC
AIX 5 Dec 2013 English 701468058 FC
Multi-platform 5 Dec 2013 English 558233610 FC

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Document information

More support for: IBM Installation Manager
IBM Packaging Utility

Software version: 1.7.1

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

Reference #: 4035765

Modified date: 20 May 2014