I'm pretty new to AIX 5.3 and I have to install a program update on our AIX server sent my our vendor anyway. The file on the CD they sent to me are not tar files they are *.32 files... When I try to install the images donig to the following
smitty install_all I get the following error ... 0503-003
Please note I have tried to copy these files to the inst.images directory set the permission to RWX and tried to rename the file to drop the *.32 extension but nothing works...please help
nice to meet you again.
OK, seems you did everything right up to this point.
Let me put it together -
You copy the file to /usr/sys/inst.images, cd to /usr/sys/inst.images, issue inutoc . , then start smitty install_all, point it to /usr/sys/inst.images, press <F4> and get the above error. Is it correct that you did it this way?
Renaming files is never necessary, it's the content which counts. You only need read permission.
So lets have a look at the content. Please issue 'file [filename]' with [filename] being the name of the file you try to install.
If it was an AIX installable image, you should see
[filename]: backup/restore format file
If this is the case, please re-issue inutoc . , retry smitty and post your results here.
If some other info shows up (as I assume), please post it here. We will then decide how to proceed with that type of data.