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Status Not under consideration
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 15, 2017

Remove an ifix using LiveUpdate

Enable the removal of ifixes via LiveUpdate, fi. by adding a new parameter to the geninstall command

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 14, 2017

    As the comment noted, it is possible to remove an ifix using Live Update, though it requires 2 steps. First the ifix can be removed with emgr (without doing a reboot), then geninstall -k can run (with no other parameters) to do a Live Update instead of a reboot.

    This approach could also be used if a new ifix is required when updating to a new SP (that does not contain the ifix). First remove the old ifix with emgr (no reboot), then either use geninstall -k to install both the SP and the new ifix in one operation with Live Update, or do these steps separately and use Live Update to avoid the reboot at the end.

    There is no current plan to enhance geninstall to support removal of an ifix via Live Update in one step.

  • Guest
    Aug 1, 2017

    While testing the newest version, we found a way to remove ifixes:

    Remove ifixes using emgr and afterwards perform: "geninstall -k" instead of reboot.

    Although a parameter for the geninstall command would be desireable.