16.10 - MultiVersion Support - Teradata Tools and Utilities

Teradata Tools and Utilities for Oracle Solaris on AMD Opteron Systems Installation Guide

Teradata Tools and Utilities
May 2017

The 16.10 release can co-exist with the release and later versions. The active release will be the last release installed. For example, if is installed then is the active release. Now, if 16.10 is installed after installing, then 16.10 will become the active release. The releases can be installed in any order. Installing 16.10 then makes the active release.

There is a script in the bin folder named ttulistproducts_unix.sh that can be used to set the active version if more than one release is installed. This script also indicates the current active version and lists all the products that are installed on the system. The difference between the active release and the non-active release is that the bin folder will be on PATH, /usr/lib and /usr/bin symbolic links will be created by default. The "Install Configuration File" section indicates how to change the default behavior.

The notion of an active release will not apply when our software is installed on a shared location. See Third-Party .ENV Files for a description of how to access a particular release.