Uninstalling in silent mode

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To run Installation Manager in silent mode, run the following command from the eclipse subdirectory in the directory where you installed Installation Manager:
  • Windows®: IBMIMc.exe --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -input <response file path and name> -log <log file path and name>
  • Linux® or UNIX®: ./IBMIM --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -input <response file path and name> -log <log file path and name>

Windows™ does not support using IBMIM.exe for silent installation. Use IBMIMc.exe for silent installation.

For example:
  • Windows: IBMIMc.exe --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -input <LC_HOME>\silentResponseFile\LC_uninstall.rsp -log .\silent_uninstall_log.xml
  • Linux™ or UNIX™: ./IBMIM --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -input <LC_HOME>/silentResponseFile/LC_uninstall_linux.rsp -log ./silent_uninstall_log.xml

The Installation Manager has an initialization or .ini file, silent-install.ini, that includes default values for the arguments. An example of a silent-install.ini file is as follows:

C:\Program Files\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse\jre_5.0.2.sr5_20070511\jre\bin\java.exe


When the installation is successful, check the <LC_HOME>/logs/<feature>uninstall.log for a return status of "0". An unsuccessful operation returns a non-zero number. When the Installation Manager installer is run, it reads the response file and (optionally) writes to a log file to the directory specified. If you specified a log file and directory, the log file is empty when the operation is successful, for example:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
The log file contains an error element if the operation did not complete successfully. A log file for Installation Manager is also available. The default locations for the Installation Manager log file are as follows:
  • For Windows as an administrator: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\IBM\Installation Manager\logs
  • For Windows as a non-administrator: C:\Documents and Settings\<my id>\Application Data\IBM\Installation Manager\logs
  • Linux or UNIX: /var/ibm/InstallationManager/logs