Removing applications in silent mode

Silently remove applications from your deployment of IBM® Connections.

Before you begin

Create a response file for this task by running a simulated modification. Response files are provided for silent installations on AIX® and Linux. For silent installations on Microsoft Windows, refer to the topics Installing in console mode and Modifying the installation in console mode .

Instead of generating a new response file, you can edit the default response file that is provided with the product. However, if you edit the default response file, you need to add encrypted passwords to the file. For more information, see the Creating encrypted passwords for a response file topic.

About this task

A silent modification uses a response file to automate the removal of applications from your deployment.

To perform a silent modification, complete the following steps:


  1. Open a command prompt and navigate to the IM_root/eclipse/tools directory.
  2. Enter the following command: ./imcl -input response_file -log log_file -acceptLicense
    Note: The IM_root/eclipse directory contains a similar file called IBMIM.exe but that file is not suitable for silent installation.

    where response_file is the full path and name of the response file and log_file is the full path and name of the log file. The default name of the response file is LC.rsp. By default, the response file is in connections_root.

    Compare the following example to your environment: ./imcl -input <connections_root>/silentResponseFile/LC_modify_remove_linux.rsp -log /mylog/silent_install_log.xml -acceptLicense.


IBM® Installation Manager writes the result of the installation command to the log file that you specified with the -log parameter.

If the installation is successful, the log files are empty. For example:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
The log file contains an error element if the operation was not completed successfully. A successful installation adds a value of 0 to the log file. An unsuccessful installation adds a positive integer to the log file.
The log file for IBM® Installation Manager records the values that you entered when you ran IBM® Installation Manager in interactive mode. To review the log file for IBM® Installation Manager, open the date_time.xml file, where date_time represents the date and time of the installation. The file by default is in the following directory:
  • AIX® or Linux (root user): /var/ibm/InstallationManager/logs
  • AIX® or Linux (non-root user): user_home/var/ibm/InstallationManager/logs where user_home is the non-root user account directory
To check the complete details of the installation, open each of the log files in the connections_root/logs directory. Each IBM® Connections application that you installed has a log file, using the following naming format: applicationInstallog.txt, where application is the name of an IBM® Connections application.