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Installing AIX 5.3 TL 12 : bos.mp missing

Installing AIX 5.3 TL 12 : bos.mp missing

Installing AIX 5.3 TL 12 : bos.mp missing


I need to install AIX 5.3 TL 12, but when I download it, there is no bos.mp, which is a prerequisite for a lot of filesets ...
What did I miss ?



RE: Installing AIX 5.3 TL 12 : bos.mp missing

Hi Steph,
Where have you downloaded the binaries? on the NIM server or the client where you are doing the Install (if client, I assume you are doing an upgrade).
The file set can be downloaded from IBM Fix Central or CD/DVD.
Once you download and push the file to its appropriate location, run 'inutoc .' to update the table of contents.

Sr. Systems Engineer

RE: Installing AIX 5.3 TL 12 : bos.mp missing

I downloaded it from IBM portal, but even in the package Details (of 5.3 TL 12), the bos.mp version is
I tried to install the TL from a NIM server

RE: Installing AIX 5.3 TL 12 : bos.mp missing

As far what I see is, is part of your meaning if you install 12.1 it will 1st install 12.0 and update it to 12.1.

Now do this, on the NIM server run
# nim -o showres <resource_name> | grep bos.mp.
where resource_name=your lpp_source

If the file set exist you will see it, now do this
# installp -qld bos.mp. (the output will be similar to below example, see it has 'I' {under 'I/U Q Content'} which is installable and not upgrade file set. If it has 'I', and I am sure it will then you should be good).

I took the example of lsof file set.

Fileset Name Level I/U Q Content
lsof.base I N usr,root
# List Of Open Files

Also try to run in the directory of your binaries
# inutoc .

Sr. Systems Engineer

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