Unanswered: ERROR:DBI1055E The message file db2install.cat cannot be found
I am trying in install DB2 run-time client V8.1 on Slackware Linux v.10.0. I copied the CD-ROM including the client onto the harddrive, changed the install script use rpm --nodeps ... instead of rpm ... as recommended on some forum page. Installed the client but for some reason the install couldn't create the needed instance to catalog nodes and databases. Same thing happens when using db2icrt to create the instance.
The error I get during the install is like this:
Command to be run: "/opt/IBM/db2/V8.1/instance/db2icrt -a SERVER -s client db2inst2".
ERROR:An error occurred while creating the instance "db2inst2". The return code
is "1". Create the instance manually using the command 'db2icrt'.
ERROR: DBI1055E The message file db2install.cat cannot be found.
Explanation: The message file required by the instance
scripts are missing from the system; it may have been
deleted or the database products may have been loaded
The reason for the --nodeps is that Slackware uses its own package system - not rpm. I can ask it to install rpm packeges but then the depency checks can easily fail even though required modules are already installed.
Well, on Slackware 10.0 the rpms installed with --nodeps (one can alter the script as well) but it's a hassle to uninstall them if needed since Slackware doesn't maintain an rpm database.
So it's better to check for cpio to be installed and convert them to tarballs using rpm2targz and simply extract those, or convert to tgz and installpkg them.
What fails however is DB2 on -current hence supposedly on the upcoming Slackware 10.1. Gives me unresolved symbols, possibly lib problems.
Edit: think ~ /.profile wasn't installed by DB2, is it possible that the rpm installation chmods some scripts or so?