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Innovator-C Edition install question

  • 1.  Innovator-C Edition install question

    Posted Wed March 03, 2021 11:31 AM
    I finally got time to look into loading Innovator-C Edition on a server and get InformixHQ up and running. Took a month to get some free time.

    I went to IBM site and logged in and selected Innovator-C Edition, then filled out the form and got the download page. Downloaded Innovator-C Edition for version 14 and was puzzled as is only about 12MB in size. I think one of the pages getting to the download or maybe read somewhere else that thee a new installer, so was puzzled but unzipped the file and read the README.

    The command is says toe run is this:
    $INFORMIXDIR/jvm/jre/bin/java -jar ee_edition.jar -i <console|gui>

    Well again a bit puzzled as at this point I have nothing install and it looks like this command expects Informix to already be installed. Or some components at least.

    Wondering what the jar file did I run it using the java preinstalled on my raspberry pi (vendor swag) I'm using as a test, so if I really screw up can wipe and start over. I get this from the jar file:

    pi@raspberrypi:/opt/informix $ pwd
    pi@raspberrypi:/opt/informix $ ls -Rl
    total 16
    drwxrwxr-x 2 informix informix 4096 Mar 2 13:23 etc
    drwxr-xr-x 2 informix informix 4096 Mar 2 13:23 ie_license
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 informix informix 4033 Mar 2 13:23 Informix_Edition_Installer_Install_03_02_2021_13_23_13.log
    drwxr-xr-x 3 informix informix 4096 Mar 2 13:23 properties

    total 0

    total 748
    -rw-r--r-- 1 informix informix 15135 Mar 2 13:23 Chinese_TW.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 informix informix 14694 Mar 2 13:23 Chinese.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 informix informix 28486 Mar 2 13:23 Czech.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 informix informix 57378 Mar 2 13:23 English.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 informix informix 43684 Mar 2 13:23 French.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 informix informix 37895 Mar 2 13:23 German.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 informix informix 37926 Mar 2 13:23 Greek.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 informix informix 32646 Mar 2 13:23 Italian.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 informix informix 21648 Mar 2 13:23 Japanese.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 informix informix 19971 Mar 2 13:23 Korean.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 informix informix 27488 Mar 2 13:23 Lithuanian.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 informix informix 209970 Mar 2 13:23 notices.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 informix informix 32410 Mar 2 13:23 Polish.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 informix informix 31266 Mar 2 13:23 Portuguese.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 informix informix 31691 Mar 2 13:23 Russian.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 informix informix 27209 Mar 2 13:23 Slovenian.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 informix informix 34574 Mar 2 13:23 Spanish.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 informix informix 31539 Mar 2 13:23 Turkish.txt

    total 4
    drwxr-xr-x 2 informix informix 4096 Mar 2 13:23 version

    total 4
    -rw-r--r-- 1 informix informix 675 Mar 2 13:23 ibm.com_IBM_Informix_Innovator-C_edition-14.1.0.swidtag
    pi@raspberrypi:/opt/informix $

    so I'm missing some step or totally don't understand how to install Informix 14 Innovator-C.

    On a whim I relogged on to IBM and downloaded version 12 and that file is about 400MB tar file, which is more inline with what I expected. I haven't tried installing this version yet as really want to play with version 14.

    So any pearls of wisdom on how to install Innovator-C v14.

    John David Adamski
    Sr. Sysadmin/DBA
    Graceland University
    1 University Place, Lamoni, IA 50140

  • 2.  RE: Innovator-C Edition install question

    Posted Wed March 03, 2021 02:25 PM

    What you downloaded was the Innovator-C license pack. The v14.10 installer installs the same binaries that are used for all "Editions" only the license packs are different (which means you don't have to reinstall to change Editions, just install the new license and restart the server).

    So, download the Installer for "Developer Edition" that is the file that you need. If you have already installed the license pack, you are good. Get the DE installer and install it, it should recognize the installed license pack and when you start up a server it should come online as Innovator-C (IE).


    Art S. Kagel, President and Principal Consultant
    ASK Database Management Corp.

  • 3.  RE: Innovator-C Edition install question

    Posted Wed March 03, 2021 03:39 PM

    Ok, that makes more sense.  Thanks.