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jamie marchant

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Easy way to install fix packs
« on: August 03, 2020, 05:27:19 am »
I see all sorts of tools to install fixpacks, which is the easiest way? I don't have 20 or so spare floppies. I think I need to install a virtual floppy drive but will that be accessible when installing the fixpack?  Is they any sort of script to do take care of everything automatically(like installing Service Packs/patches in Windows)

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Re: Easy way to install fix packs
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2020, 06:50:45 am »
Cheers
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Re: Easy way to install fix packs
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2020, 07:08:43 am »
Its has been a long time but I think I used this, https://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/system/patches/fixpack/fastkick141.zip
About fixpaks, they're cumulative, so you only need to install the latest/last one. The device drivers were split off into their own fixpak, so you also need to install it. It is possible to trick the fixpak installer into applying the later ones for Warp Server, but I'd hold off on that.

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Re: Easy way to install fix packs
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2020, 01:14:06 pm »
Additionally to this, I had used QickFix 1.21 for the later Warp 4 fixpaks.

Ian, your collection looks impressive.

BTW: AFAIR, one needs an OS/2 machine or an account from Ian to access Ian's site.

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Re: Easy way to install fix packs
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2020, 07:08:39 pm »
 https://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/system/patches/fixpack/fastkick141.zip is for OS/2 Warp 4(or that's what the readme says)

Which tools do I need on http://www.os2site.com/sw/upgrades/util/index.html? I am overwhelmed by the number of them.

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Re: Easy way to install fix packs
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2020, 10:24:06 pm »
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is for OS/2 Warp 4
The readme of QuickFix says that later versions support also Warp 3.

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Re: Easy way to install fix packs
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2020, 10:51:43 pm »
Ah, I see. I'll have to try that when I can.

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Re: Easy way to install fix packs
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2020, 02:32:59 am »
What do I do after I unpack fastkick141, fix.cmd gives the error "The path SET CSFCDROMIR=C:\fixpack does not exist or is invalid, something I need from "http://www.os2site.com/sw/upgrades/util/index.html"? If so, what?

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Re: Easy way to install fix packs
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2020, 04:09:01 am »
Sounds like you have to unpack the fixpak disk images and copy them to C:\fixpak or set CSFCDROMIR to point where they are copied. Sorry, it has been so long and mostly I used floppies to apply fixpaks.
Unluckily it has been so long my memory is slipping, hopefully someone else can remember.

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Re: Easy way to install fix packs
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2020, 02:19:45 pm »
My page describes a couple of different methods to install FixPaks.
http://www.altsan.org/os2/fixpaks/index.html
Scroll down to "How to install a FixPak" (about halfway down).

There are also links for using RSU to install them, but not all versions, fixpaks and languages are available that way.

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Re: Easy way to install fix packs
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2020, 07:48:19 pm »
Thanks, that guide seems to explain things in an understandable way.

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Re: Easy way to install fix packs
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2020, 10:34:15 pm »
I tried following Alex's guide and put CSF and the FixPak in the same folder. I get the error "ATTRIBV3.exe not found. Must be in the . directory". Would do you suggest?

UPDATE: I seem to be missing a floppy image.
« Last Edit: August 05, 2020, 12:32:44 am by jamie marchant »

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Re: Easy way to install fix packs
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2020, 01:53:36 am »
Ok, now I get "No serviceable products found on your harddrive. No match between CSD Level and Compid of the product found by the SYSLEVEL command and those supported by this FixPak." I assume this means I downloaded the wrong fixpac?

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Re: Easy way to install fix packs
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2020, 01:57:43 am »
Ok, now I get "No serviceable products found on your harddrive. No match between CSD Level and Compid of the product found by the SYSLEVEL command and those supported by this FixPak." I assume this means I downloaded the wrong fixpac?

Sounds like it. I believe the fixpaks use SYSLEVEL to see what version of various stuff you have installed. Try running syslevel at a prompt, eventually it'll return a bunch of syslevels if curious.

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Re: Easy way to install fix packs
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2020, 04:11:22 pm »
Hi

I tried a Warp 3 VM and installed Fixpack 40 on it.  I used this technique:
1) download the fixpack ftp://service.boulder.ibm.com/ps/products/os2/fixes/v3.0warp/english-us/xr_w040/
2) Download diunpack and diunpack every file of the fixpack,
3) Download and run ftp://service.boulder.ibm.com/ps/products/os2/fixtool/english-us/cs_144.exe (CS_144.EXE) in the same folder
4) Download and run Fix.cmd to install it.

I wlill like to share the prepared fixpack 40, but I still need to take out the files from that VM.

Regards
« Last Edit: August 06, 2020, 04:51:38 pm by Martin Iturbide »
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