Tuesday, September 07, 2010

DB2 Express-C packages for Ubuntu 10.04

DB2 Express-C 9.7.2 packages for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS are now available in the Canonical Partner Repository. Andre has kindly provided the following installation instructions:
1. Uncomment the Partner repository lines by editing the /etc/apt/sources.list file
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
remove the "#" from the "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu lucid partner" line
remove the "#" from the "deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu lucid partner" line
save the file and exit

2. Update the packages list by executing the apt-get update command
sudo apt-get update

3. Install IBM DB2 Express-C 9.7 Fix Pack 2 by executing the apt-get install command
sudo apt-get install db2exc
Of course, you can always install the regular DB2 Express-C .tar.gz on any distribution of Linux:
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Leons Petrazickis
DB2 Express-C Community Team


  1. The license files are not present. It failed to start the db2 instance upon initialization :(.
    Please help, I using Ubuntu 10.10.

  2. Hi Anil,

    I'm sorry to hear about the issue. I'll see if I can ping someone.

    You can also try asking about this on the forum:




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