For IBM i OS operating systemSolarisLinuxAIXWindows

Uninstalling feature packs silently

You can uninstall a feature pack using the silent method, which uses a command line; no graphical interface is required.

Before you begin

If you enabled any features that are included in the WebSphere Commerce feature pack, you must disable them before you uninstall the feature pack. To disable the features included in the feature pack, see Disabling features.
Ensure that you have the appropriate privileges:
  • AIXLinuxSolarisLog on:
    • As a root user
    • WebSphere Commerce Version or laterFeature Pack 8Or as a non-root user that owns WC_installdir
  • Important: Feature packs that were installed by the root user must be uninstalled by the root user.
  • For IBM i OS operating systemEnsure that your user profile has *SECOFR authority.
  • WindowsLog on to a user that has Windows Administrative user rights.

About this task

If you install a feature pack on a system that already has a lower-level feature pack that is installed, features in the lower-level feature pack are overwritten by the higher feature pack version. When you use this task to uninstall the later feature pack, the operation uninstalls only those features that were not present in the previous feature pack. All features that were in the previous feature pack remain on your system at the higher level. The previous feature pack can still be uninstalled.


  1. Navigate to the following directory:
    • WC_installdir/uninstall.fepX

    Where X is the number of the feature pack that you want to uninstall.

  2. Launch the uninstaller by issuing the following command:
    • SolarisLinuxAIX./uninstall -silent -is:javaconsole
    • For IBM i OS operating systemuninstall
    • Windowssilentuninstall.exe -silent
  3. When the uninstallation is completed, and depending on which feature pack you have uninstalled, one of the following messages is displayed in the console window:
    IBM WebSphere Commerce Feature Pack uninstalled successfully.
  4. Review the feature pack uninstall logs: WC_installdir/logs/FEPX/uninstall/log.txt

    Where X is the number of the feature pack that you have uninstalled.

    If the installation failed, refer to Troubleshooting: WebSphere Commerce feature pack install or uninstall failed.

  5. Manually delete the following directory if it exists:
    • WC_installdir/uninstall.fepX
    • WC_installdir/license.fepX
    • X is the number of the feature pack that you have uninstalled.