Uninstalling manually on AIX

If the uninstallation program is not present or an aborted installation did not create a complete and functional uninstallation program, you can manually uninstall WebSphere Portal.

Perform the following steps to manually uninstall WebSphere Portal:

  1. Ensure that you are logged in as the root user before performing the uninstallation task; this step is especially important if you operate WebSphere Portal with a non-root user.

  2. Run...

      following

    s to stop the server1 and WebSphere_Portal servers from the profile_root/bin directory:

    1. ./stopServer.sh server1 -username admin_userid -password admin_password

    2. ./stopServer.sh WebSphere_Portal -username admin_userid -password admin_password

  3. Verify that there are no other installations or uninstallations running.

  4. Locate and delete the /tmp/portalinstall.lockfile file if present.

    The Portal installer creates the portalinstall.lockfile to prevent two installations or uninstallations from running simultaneously.

    This is a temporary file and ordinarily gets deleted when the installation or uninstallation successfully completes, but it may not get deleted during an aborted or crashed procedure. Until this file is deleted, it will not be possible to initiate another installation.

  5. Uninstall WAS; if manually uninstall it, refer to Uninstalling manually.

  6. To edit the vpd.properties file and remove WebSphere Portal information:

    1. Open the /usr/lib/objrepos/vpd.properties file.

    2. Remove all lines that contain the PortalServer_root installation string.

    3. Save and close the vpd.properties file.

  7. To edit the .ITLMRegistry file and remove WebSphere Portal information:

    1. Open the /root/.ITLMRegistry file.

    2. Remove all lines that contain the PortalServer_root installation string.

    3. Save and close the .ITLMRegistry file.

  8. To remove WebSphere Portal entries from your operating system's native registry using the native registry tool:

    1. Search for the two entries in the AIX registry:

      Entry Results
      #lslpp -l | grep IBMWPS If there are no matching entries when using this command, no further action is required for this entry. The resulting list of packages are in the "IBMWPScore 6.1.5 COMMITTED ISMP installed entry" format.
      #lslpp -l | grep WebSpherePortalProduct If there are no matching entries when using this command, no further action is required for this entry. The resulting list of packages are in the "WebSpherePortalProduct 6.1.5 COMMITTED ISMP installed entry" format.

    2. Remove the #geninstall -u IBMWPScore and #geninstall -u WebSpherePortalProduct entries.

  9. Delete the PortalServer_root directory tree and the profile_root directory tree.


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Manually uninstalling WebSphere Portal