Don’t fall foul of IBM’s trademark
January 23, 2012 Leave a comment
Whilst upgrading a Connections environment to 3.0.1 using a response file I got the following error:
After a quick check of the response file and I could see a strange character (a black diamond with a white question mark in it) being displayed to the right of IBM on one of the lines:
<profile installLocation=’/opt/IBM/LotusConnections’ id=’IBM� Lotus Connections’>
What should actually be displayed is the registered trademark symbol (an R in a circle), like so:
<profile installLocation=’/opt/IBM/LotusConnections’ id=’IBM® Lotus Connections’>
So, I corrected this and re-ran the upgrade but I got exactly the same error. What I had missed (at the bottom of the response file) was another instance of the registered trademark symbol, which was also being displayed as a black diamond with a white question mark in it:
<offering profile=’IBM� Lotus Connections’ version=’22.214.171.124_20110317_1432′ …..
Once I’d corrected that line as well the upgrade ran successfully. I’m not sure what caused the issue and I’ve not been able to recreate it but I suspect that the file was edited/saved by something like MS Word that changed its formatting.