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Installing and configuring DB2 Express-C 9.7 on Ubuntu 9.04 Server

DB2 Express-C 9.7 can easily be installed on Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop edition by simply issuing sudo ./db2setup. This will open up a launchpad and you’ll be able to install the product through a wizard. But what about setting up DB2 Express-C 9.7 on Ubuntu 9.04 Server edition? When you are ssh-ing into your VPS or dedicated sever, there are no GUIs to help you out.

IBM provides all the information on how to proceed through a series of detailed documents, which explain why each command is required and what your options are. But if you are looking for a single document that is slightly more concise in nature, you can read this excellent step by step guide that was published today on the blog

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5 Responses to “Installing and configuring DB2 Express-C 9.7 on Ubuntu 9.04 Server”

  1. bits of info says:

    Hey thanks for the plug Antonio! Not sure if anyone would read it, but I wanted to make it a bit easier for folks.

  2. No problem, @bits. Great guide. BTW, if you install the dev version of libstdc++, you should be able to install DB2 without forcing it to ignore the system requirements.

  3. I’ve been doing a lot of response file installs lately, and they are very much my choice in command-line situation. DB2 ships with some samples (do a “locate .rsp | grep db2” in Ubuntu). You basically open one up with a text editor, put in the same information as into the install wizard, and then pass it as a parameter to the installer. Very easy.

  4. bits of info says:

    Antonio – good point, I’ll update it with that info

    Leons – Going to look into the response file, as I was unaware of that.

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