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IBM DB2 Express-C for Linux HOWTO

Ian Hakes

Revision History
Revision 2.0 2007-07-15 Revised by: idmh
Complete revision of document to cover DB2 Express-C 9 and new Linux distrubution levels
Revision 2.0.1 2007-08-22 Revised by: idmh
Minor update to include instance restart instructions for Ubuntu 7.04

This HOWTO is intended for anyone interested in installing and using the IBM DB2® Express-C 9 database on a Linux® operating system. The aim of this document is to provide additional support and specific distribution details to get you up and running with DB2 on your Linux distribution of choice.


Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Who should read this HOWTO
1.2. Disclaimer
1.3. Copyright and license
1.4. Credits
1.5. About the author
2. Why DB2 Express-C 9?
3. What's included in DB2 Express-C 9
4. Prerequisites
4.1. Hardware requirements
4.2. Software requirements
5. Installation considerations and planning
5.1. Installation methods
5.2. User and group setup
6. Installing DB2 Express-C
6.1. db2setup installation
7. Installing DB2 Express-C on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4
7.1. Installation notes
7.2. Post-installation notes
8. Installing DB2 Express-C on Fedora Core 6
8.1. Installation notes
8.2. Post-installation notes
9. Installing DB2 Express-C on Fedora 7
9.1. Installation notes
9.2. Post-installation notes
10. Installing DB2 Express-C on OpenSUSE 10.2
10.1. Installation notes
10.2. Post-installation notes
11. Installing DB2 Express-C on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9
11.1. Installation notes
11.2. Post-installation notes
12. Installing DB2 Express-C on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10
12.1. Installation notes
12.2. Post-installation notes
13. Installing DB2 Express-C on SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
13.1. Installation notes
13.2. Post-installation notes
14. Installing DB2 Express-C on Mandriva Linux 2007
14.1. Installation notes
14.2. Post-installation notes
15. Installing DB2 Express-C on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS 'Dapper Drake'
15.1. Installation notes
15.2. Post-installation notes
16. Installing DB2 Express-C on Ubuntu 7.04 'Feisty Fawn'
16.1. Installation notes
16.2. Post-installation notes
17. Installing DB2 Express-C on SimplyMEPIS 6.0
17.1. Installation notes
17.2. Post-installation notes
18. Installing the DB2 Information Center
18.1. Installing the Information Center locally
18.2. The Information Center daemon
18.3. Accessing an installed Information Center
19. Removing DB2 Express-C
20. Using DB2
20.1. DB2 Control Center
20.2. DB2 Information Center
20.3. DB2 command line processor (CLP)
21. Installation and operation test plan
21.1. DB2 Express-C installation tests
21.2. DB2 Express-C operation tests
22. Resources
22.1. Forums and Newsgroups
22.2. Web sites
23. GNU Free Documentation License
23.1. PREAMBLE
23.2. APPLICABILITY AND DEFINITIONS
23.3. VERBATIM COPYING
23.4. COPYING IN QUANTITY
23.5. MODIFICATIONS
23.6. COMBINING DOCUMENTS
23.7. COLLECTIONS OF DOCUMENTS
23.8. AGGREGATION WITH INDEPENDENT WORKS
23.9. TRANSLATION
23.10. TERMINATION
23.11. FUTURE REVISIONS OF THIS LICENSE
24. Trademarks