WHAT??? Why would you want to uninstall???
Hold your horses…. It happens… You might want to re-install, install in a different sequence, or… IBM withdraws an iFix. As happened this week when the Rhapsody 9.0.1 iFix2 was removed from the FixCentral.


You download your Rhapsody versions from IBM. But apart from new versions there are also iFixes, these do not offer new functions but bug fixes.

How do I get an iFix?

At the FixCentral Website from IBM. https://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/

I only see new/old versions of Rhapsody?

That is because the name of Rhapsody has changed. Since 9.0 the name is IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody. Older versions (until 8.4) were called “Rational Rhapsody”. You have to enter the correct name in the search field.

How do I download an iFix?

You can figure it out, I think, on the website. There are 3 possibilities to download, HTTP, FTP and DownloadDirector. The last one is comfortable but you have to install java for it and then run a java installer, that is not aways a possibility.

How do I install an iFix

When you have downloaded the correct iFix, unpack it and click on the setup.bat file.
The older iFixes had a “By Hand” iFix, you had to unpack that over your Rhapsody install directory and then run a batch file to update the registry.

Do I have to install all iFixes?

If you are about to install an iFix: only install the latest one. It will contain all previous iFixes as well. (Cumulative)

How do I uninstall an iFix

Normally you should not have to do that but when you have to (When IBM redraws an iFix like 9.0.1 iFix2): IBM states that you use the Windows Uninstall Feature. ( https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/how-uninstall-rhapsody-interim-fix )
I have not found the iFix in there, i could not de-install it. So IMHO there is only one solution: uninstall Rhapsody and re-install. (And if necessary after that instal the right iFix. Sorry.

That’s it:

Happy modeling with Rhapsody!

Walter van der Heiden (wvdheiden@sodiuswillert.com)

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