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Welcome to HELP for Software Downloads

Software Downloads (located at gives you access to bug fixes, maintenance releases, full product releases, evaluations, demos, code samples, migration kits, and documentation for all Sybase products.

Downloading tips for Microsoft Internet Explorer users

If you are downloading a large file:

Internet Explorer downloads files first to a directory called "Temporary Internet Files", then copies it to the location you specified. Make sure that the drive that contains your "Temporary Internet Files" directory has enough space to hold the file. If there is not enough space, the file may not download completely.

To find the current location of this directory, select "Internet Options " from the Tools menu, then click on the "General" tab. Click on "Settings..." in the section for temporary files.

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File compression

The typical methods used to compress releases are shown on the download page. (For example, ZIP, GNU tar, etc.)

ZIP format
PC/Desktop releases are typically compressed using ZIP format (file extension '.zip'). There are many utilities available on the Internet for decompressing ZIP files. Search for words such as "zip compression" to find available products.
Releases for UNIX platforms are typically compressed using GNU tar (file extensions '.tgz' or '.tar.gz'). To decompress you need the GNU tar utility. Many compression utilities can also decompress .tgz files.

The GNU utility source code can be downloaded and compiled on your system. Please use at least version 1.15.1 of GNU tar. You can download the 1.15.1 source code from and the gzip source code from

The following is a compiled version of the GNU utilities. Click on the platform name to download:

When running GNU tar use the full path name for GNU tar as all UNIX implementations have their own tar utility. Remember to use the -xzf option to recreate the original directory structures.

EXAMPLE: /<path_name>/tar -xzf <filename>

For more information go to and

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Icon descriptions

The following icons are used in the Software Downloads pages:

    Click on the icon to display the README file.
    Pop-up box with list of products.
    This release requires authorization that you already have.
    This release requires authorization that you do not have currently.
    Note: When there is no lock, the release is available to all.
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Accessing Betas, Code Samples, Demos, Evaluations and Migration Kits:

To access Betas, Code Samples, Demos, Evaluations and Migration Kits, select the links on the left navigation bar.

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Selecting bug fixes and/or maintenance releases

To select bug fixes and/or maintenance releases, use any one of the following methods:

Method 1:

Click on one of the Product Families on the bottom half of the screen.

The list of Product Families displayed are all Sybase products that have a bug fix and/or maintenance release that you are licensed or profiled for, and are dated within the last six months. To change the list of displayed Product Families, select different Product Preview and/or Time Frame options. If you change any of these options click the GO! button to reload this page.

The next screen is the list of releases for that product family that are available for download, based on the Product Preview and Time Frame options on the previous screen.

Select the release to download by clicking on its Description.

Method 2:

Select a specific EBF or maintenance release by using the Search option at the top navigation bar.

Choose the options: Search "Software Downloads" for "Specific EBF/MR#". Type the EBF or maintenance release number on the blank field, then click on the Go! Button.

Method 3:

Find releases by product name using the Search option at the top navigation bar.

Choose the options: Search "Software Downloads" for "any words" or "all words", enter the product name (example: powerbuilder) and click Go!. Click on the title of the release you wish to download.

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Downloading the EBF or maintenance release

After selecting the EBF or maintenance release, the page detailing the list of files for the requested release will display. Note: The page will not display if the product is currently unavailable or you do not have authorization to download the product.

  • IMPORTANT: Before downloading any file, read the license agreement and click on the "I agree" checkbox.
  • The bottom part of the screen displays the files that make up this release. Before you initiate a download, you should verify that there is adequate disk space on your local workstation to store the release.The file sizes displayed on the download page are the size of the compressed files; you should be sure at least twice that amount of space is available.
    Click on the file you wish to download to save the file to your local machine. When you confirm that you wish to download a release, it will then be electronically transferred to your machine.
  • Some releases have documentation which can be viewed and/or downloaded by your browser. You can then print the document or save it as a file on your local workstation.
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Additional assistance

For additional assistance, contact your Sybase Support Center

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