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January 8, 2019

How to update RDi – Rational Developer for IBM ‘i’ Programmers

By NickLitten

January 8, 2019

developer, IBM i OS, programmer, rational, RDi

Last night was I was chatting to an old programming chum in Chicago. As you may be aware, for most people in the AS400/iSeries/IBM-i arena the term “old programming chum” automatically implies a gray haired old fart wearing frayed cords, cheap (but comfortable!) shoes and excessively dour facial features with a slightly “smarter than thou” attitude. This doesn’t apply to my friend Toby, he hasn’t got any hair to go gray 😉

So, he was having some problems with RDi and I helped him upgrade it to the latest version, V9.6.0.5 at time of writing, and all the problems went away #huzzah!

How to Upgrade RDi to the latest version

Let’s do this the easy way and use the IBM INSTALLATION MANAGER – this is the installer that you originally used to install RDi. Grab it from here

Launch IBM INSTALLATION MANAGER as administrator:

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IBM INSTALLATION MANAGER front screen

Now we are going to click… drum roll please… UPDATE. *duh*

This will show you all packages that you have installed:

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click the “Update all packages with recommended updates and recommended fixes” check box:

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Now it will go off searching for updates:

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Go and Get a Coffee

This searching stage can take a few minutes. It will eventually, hopefully, show you the updates that it found.

In my case this was a minor upgrade from my current 9.6.0.4 to 9.6.0.5

So, let’s simply follow the Prompts:

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Slurp that coffee

When the IBM INSTALLER has finished collecting, sorting, slurping and burping it will show what it found and let you do the UPDATE.

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It really is this simple!

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