Rolling back a fix pack in silent mode 

If the fix pack that you installed is not working, you can uninstall it in silent mode.

Before you begin

Create a response file for the rollback task by running a simulated rollback. For more information, see the Create a response file topic.

Instead of generating a new response file, you can edit the default response file that is provided with the product. If you use the default response file, you need to add a encrypted password to the file:

  1. Open a command prompt and change to the <Lotus_Connections_setup>/Lotus_Connections_install/IM/<OS> directory, where <OS> is your operating system.

  2. Run the following command:

    • AIX or Linux™: IBMIM -silent -noSplash -encryptString <Password>

    • Windows™: IBMIMc.exe -silent -noSplash -encryptString <Password>

        where <Password> is your password.

  3. Add the encrypted password to the relevant line in the LC_rollback.rsp response file. You usually need to enter passwords for both the WAS administrator and the database user. For example:

      <data key='user.activities.adminuser.password' value='<encrypted_password>'/>

      <data key='user.activities.dbUserPassword value='<encrypted_password>'/>

      where <encrypted_password> is the value generated by the command.

      You might also need to change the default WAS administrator name from wasadmin, if different from your administrator name.

  4. Repeat these steps for each unique password.

About this task

A silent rollback uses a response file to automate the removal of a fix pack.

Note: To change the paths to the response file and log file, edit the lc_install.ini file.

To perform a silent rollback...


  1. Stop all clusters in your deployment.

  2. Open a command prompt and change to the IBM Installation Manager directory. The default location is:

    • AIX or Linux: /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse

    • Windows: C:\Program Files\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse

  3. Run the following command:

    • AIX or Linux: ./IBMIM --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -input lotus_connections_root/silentResponseFile/<rollback_file>.rsp -log ./rollback.log

    • Windows: .\IBMIMc.exe --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -input lotus_connections_root\silentResponseFile\<rollback_file>.rsp -log .\rollback.log

      where <rollback_file> is the name of your response file. The default rollback response file is lc_rollback.rsp.


Check the rollback.log file for errors and repeat this task if necessary.

Parent topic

Uninstall fixes

Related tasks

Rolling back a fix pack in interactive mode
Create a response file



Submitted by Jing Yao on Feb 16, 2012 9:46:28 PM

Re: Rolling back a fix pack in silent mode

Note: If you have failed during the rollback, you could restore the environment by restoring all those backed up files that are backed up before installing fixpack.