Applying an interim fix to the WebSphere Commerce product interactively

To install the interim fix you must first update the WebSphere Commerce product.

Before you begin

  • Ensure that you created the instance before you install any interim fixes to the product. If you install an interim fix to the product and then create an instance, you might encounter dependency issues when you install another interim fix in the future.
  • If you are installing an interim fix on top of a Feature Pack, ensure that features are enabled before you install the interim fix. For more information about features, see Enabling features.
Ensure that you have the proper system administration rights:
  • SolarisLinuxAIXLog in as the root user.
    WebSphere Commerce Version or laterSolarisFeature Pack 8LinuxAIXNote: If you are a non-root user, you can apply interim fixes only if you installed WebSphere Commerce Update Installer as a non-root user.
    • Ensure that the file size limit is set to unlimited. To check the current limit, type the following in a command window: ulimit -a

      If the value returned for the file size is not set to unlimited, change the limit by running the following command: ulimit -f unlimited

    • Ensure that you increase the default limit of the open files parameter. Change the limit by running the following command: ulimit -n 8192
  • For IBM i OS operating systemLog in as a user that has QSECOFR authority.
  • WindowsLog in with a Windows user ID that is a member of the Administrator group.


  1. Open a command line, navigate to the UPDI_installdir directory and type the following command:
    • SolarisLinuxAIX./
    • Windowsupdate.bat
  2. On the Welcome panel, review the information and click Next to continue.
  3. Specify the WebSphere Commerce installation directory.
  4. Ensure that the correct directory is listed for the WebSphere Commerce product. Enter the correct directory and then click Next.
  5. When prompted, select Product Only from the drop-down list.
    Note: This selection appears if you have configured WebSphere Commerce instances on the system.
  6. Select Install maintenance package. Click Next.
  7. Select the appropriate .pak file from UPDI_installdir/maintenance/ directory and click Next.
    Ensure that you select interim fixes only and do not select fix pack packages.
    Note: You cannot install fix packs and interim fixes at the same time.
  8. On the summary page, review the information and then click Next to begin the installation.
  9. Ensure that the installer displays the message Success: The following maintenance package was installed. If you do not see this message then UPDI indicates which log files to check for errors. Click Finish.
  10. Refer to the log files in WC_installdir/logs/update/ to verify that the install was successful.
    WindowsNote: If you encounter errors such as "mkdirs failed for", "failed to delete", "text file busy", or "Error 79", in the updatelog.txt file, see swg21457152.

What to do next

After you update the WebSphere Commerce product, you can update the WebSphere Commerce instance.