Known problems and workarounds for the update command

This topic describes known problems and issues associated with the Update Installer for WebSphere Software program.

The update installer program displays its version information in the title bar of the graphical interface. Vinformation is stored in the version.txt file in the updateinstaller directory.

A new version might ship to correspond to any new fix. Information in the version.txt file is displayed prominently in the title bar of the wizard and is also recorded in the updatelog.txt file.

Always download and use the latest version of the Update installer wizard when installing an interim fix.

Known problems in v6.0.2.0

The following table describes known problems and when the problems were resolved. See the Workarounds section that follows the table for more information.

Table 1.
Description of problem Workaround Vwith resolution
Product uninstall does not remove the updated product correctly. Product uninstall Current problem
Relaunch action for SDK updates does not relaunch the update installer.

This is a known problem on some HP-UX systems.

Relaunch fails Current problem

Workarounds

The following section describes workarounds for current problems.

Product uninstall

Problem: The product uninstaller for v6.x.x cannot delete all files and directories that exist after installing a refresh pack or a fix pack.

Description: If you apply a refresh pack or a fix pack using the update installer program and then uninstall the whole product using the Version 6.0.0.0 product uninstaller program, many files are left on the system.

Cause: The product uninstaller program will be fixed in a later release.

Customer action: Two workarounds exist. Use either of the following workarounds to circumvent the problem:

Relaunch fails

Problem: The update installer program cannot launch a second ISMP process that uses the cloned copy of the SDK in the install_root/updateinstaller/java directory.

Description: When a refresh pack, fix pack, or interim fix updates the IBM SDK, Java Technology edition (SDK), the update installer program clones the SDK in the product by starting an ISMP process to copy the SDK to the install_root/updateinstaller/java directory

install_root
   /updateinstaller
      /java

After copying the SDK, the update installer program stops the first ISMP process and launches a second process that uses the SDK in the install_root/updateinstaller/java directory.

Cause: The update installer program will be fixed in a later release.

Customer action: If this problem occurs, launch the update installer program again. The update installer program uses the cloned copy of the SDK in the install_root/updateinstaller/java directory if the copy is present.


 



 

 

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