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it took two days to get a clean download of DB/2 UDB personal/dev edition for Windows. *sigh*

So now it’s here, unzipped, and I’m going to see if it shits itself when I use sequences as illustrated in their docs. The Linux version does, and I find that less than amusing. if the windows version does the same thing, I can safely call this product a failure, and drop support for the bastard.

joy

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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2 Responses to 578

  1. catherine says:

    Hmmm… I used to sell DB2 UDB for Linux. Well, I sold Linux Solutions on IBM mainframes. Never heard a customer complain about DB2 UDB. Won’t IBM offer you some support?

  2. alchemist says:

    Well, they might support it, they might not.

    I admit, I’ve not called yet. OTOH, this is a dev eval version (thank you for the cd, DeveloperWorks!), so it might be “As Is, No Warenty, No Support” – I’ll have to re-check the terms of the license.

    And it’s a stupid, stupid bug, too. Since the exact same code works on Windows, I *HAVE* to assume it’s a bug in the Linux implementation of this particular feature, and not a general DB/2 bug. if I have time tomorrow, I’ll be checking fixpacks. *IF* I have time.

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