Removing the fix pack from the installation directory silently

After you remove the fix pack from any applicable WebSphere Commerce instances, you can remove the fix pack from the WebSphere Commerce installation directory.

Before you begin

About this task

Complete the following steps to uninstall the fix pack from the WebSphere Commerce product directory.


  1. WindowsEnsure that you are logged in with a user ID that is a member of the Windows Administration group.
  2. SolarisLinuxAIX Log on.
    • Log on as the root user
      • If you are already signed onto the system, issue the command su - root. Do not use the command su root. This command does not load the necessary root user's profile and environment.
    • Feature Pack 8WebSphere Commerce Version log on as a non-root user that owns WC_installdir.
    • 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
  3. For IBM i OS operating systemEnsure that you are logged in with a user profile that has *SECOFR authority.
  4. Navigate to the UPDI_installdir/responsefiles directory and open the uninstall.txt file in a text editor. Edit the following lines:
    1. Update the -W backup.package entry with the name of the maintenance package that you want to uninstall.
      Note: If the -W backup.package is not specified, the most recently installed maintenance package is uninstalled.
    2. Update the -W product.location with the location of the WebSphere Commerce installation.
    3. Ensure that the following line does not exist or is commented out of the uninstall.txt file:
      -W update.instancename="instance_name"
      Where instance_name is the name of your WebSphere Commerce instance or WebSphere Commerce Payments instance.
    4. Save the file changes.
  5. For IBM i OS operating system Open the Qshell by typing QSH at the command prompt
  6. Run one of the following commands from the UPDI_installdir directory:
    • SolarisLinuxAIX./ -silent -options UPDI_installdir/responsefiles/uninstall.txt
    • For IBM i OS operating systemupdate -options UPDI_installdir/responsefiles/uninstall.txt
    • Windowsupdate.bat -silent -options UPDI_installdir/responsefiles/uninstall.txt
  7. Check the log file for errors. The log files are in: WC_installdir/logs/update/7.0.0-WS-WCServer-FP00X.uninstall