Home IBM Screencast on how to install DB2 Express-C on Mac OS X Screencast on how to install DB2 Express-C on Mac OS X By Antonio Cangiano Posted On April 27, 2009 IBM 10 Comments Over the weekend I recorded a screencast on how to install DB2 on Mac OS X. You can watch it below: Installing DB2 on Mac OS X from Antonio Cangiano on Vimeo. The blog post I reference within the video can be found here. Yes, that’s an Italian accent. I hope you don’t mind it. 😉 Related About The Author Antonio Cangiano Antonio Cangiano is a Software Developer and Technical Evangelist at IBM. He authored 'Ruby on Rails for Microsoft Developers' by Wrox (2009) and 'Technical Blogging' by The Pragmatic Bookshelf (2012). You can follow him on Twitter. More from this author 10 Comments By Luca Mearelli Posted on April 28, 2009 Very nice and clear screencast, and also very professional. I’m curious about what equipment did you use to record it (specially the voice). I did a few but the voice has always come out bad (background noise, breathing, …) Reply By aimee.mychores.co.uk Posted on April 28, 2009 Very nice screencast! I would never have read any written instructions, but i do enjoy a good screencast! Good to see DB2 working – the syntax is very readable isn’t it? And yay – no semicolons! Reply By Antonio Cangiano Posted on April 28, 2009 @Luca: Thank you very much, Luca. And consider that Vimeo butchered the quality of the original in their conversion process. I purchased quite a bit of equipment to produce screencasts, because I’m planning to create and sell Italian screencasts about programming. It’s going to be a project/startup I’ll talk more about in the future. Some of those screencasts may be of interest to you, so stay tuned. To answer your question. The key for me was to buy a professional-ish condenser microphone. I tried 4 different microphones, and only one of them was up to par. For me, an Audio Technica 2020 USB attached to a heavy Samson desktop stand to reduce vibrations, did the trick. In Europe, you can order them from the UK where you’ll pay roughly 150 euros. @Aimee: Thanks! I appreciate your comment. Reply By Nuno Lebreiro Posted on April 28, 2009 Nice screencast, the installation is simple, but with this video it’s easier. Now I’m waiting for the new DB2 9.7 for mac 🙂 Reply By Anatole Posted on April 5, 2012 Antonio, Thank you for the great screencast. Unfortunately, I cannot install DB2. I am getting the following message:-bash: ./db2setup: Permission denied on 2 macs one is Mac OS X 10.7.3, the other is MAC OS X 10.6.8 Please let me know what I am doing wrong. Thanks Reply By Antonio Cangiano Posted on April 5, 2012 Anatole, try the following: chmod a+x ./db2setup ./db2setup Reply By Anatole Posted on April 11, 2012 Antonio, Thank you for the quick response. I’ve tried it and now I am getting the following message: ./db2setup: line 220: /var/root/downloaddirector/exp/db2/macos/bin/db2prereqcheck: Permission denied ./db2setup: line 101: /var/root/downloaddirector/exp/db2/macos/install/../bin/db2usrinf: Permission denied Reply By Antonio Cangiano Posted on April 11, 2012 Hi Anatole, try the following (change anatole to your regular user’s name): sudo chown -R anatole /var/root/downloaddirector/exp cd /var/root/downloaddirector/exp ./db2setup Reply By Anatole Posted on April 11, 2012 Hi Antonio, I am getting the following message: -sh: ./db2setup: Permission denied Reply By Antonio Cangiano Posted on April 11, 2012 Interesting. db2setup should have kept the a+x settings as before. Could you run ls -l in that directory and post the output via http://gist.github.com here? Thanks in advance, Antonio Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name Email Website Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email.