Uninstalling manually on HP-UX

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 on an HP-UX system.

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

    1. Open the /vpd.properties or /root/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 packages using the HP-UX System Administration Manager (SAM):

    1. Start the SAM utility and verify that your DISPLAY and TERM environment variables are set properly.

    2. Click Software management.

    3. Click View installed software.

    4. Look for WebSphere Portal entries in the SD list.

    5. Close the SD list.

    6. Click Remove local host software.

    7. Use the swlist | grep package command to find and remove the following packages:

      • IBMWPS

      • Portal

      • IBMPZN

      • pzn

      • IBMFB

      • IBMLM

      • e44a44c17bc4df37f9e9a6e911e59b42-5.1-0

    8. Click the instances in the SD Remove List that you would like to remove.

    9. Click Actions > Mark for remove.

    10. Click Actions > Remove.

    11. Click OK in the Remove analysis dialog box.

    12. Click Logs to display real-time removal of selected packages.

    13. Click Done when all packages are removed.

    14. Exit SAM.

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


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Manually uninstalling WebSphere Portal