Captiva 7.1 and Patches Available

Captiva 7.1 was released 12/9/2013. Check the download site.

In addition, EMC has announced a new patch policy for Captiva. Starting with Patch 11 (which encompasses Captiva 6.5 and Captiva 7), patched software is now available on the download site. Previous Captiva patches had to be requested.


Captiva Patch List

I was trolling through the EMC Support site and found this:  List of Released Patches for Captiva InputAccel, Dispatcher, InputAccel for Invoices, eInput and FormWare Published: October 31, 2013.

This document covers Captiva 6.5SP1, 6.5SP2, and 7.0.  Interestingly, there is no mention of 6.5SP3 (Perhaps it has no patches?), and no indication as to whether the service packs contain a roll up of all previous patches.  Also, the only way to get the patched software is to contact EMC Support directly, they don’t offer a publicly available download site for Captiva patches.

Content Server Build Numbers

Here is a list of build numbers for the Content Server dating all the way back to version 5.2.5.  I have listed the OS/database platform combinations I can confirm.  I suspect in most cases, the build numbers are the same across all OS/database combinations.  However, there are some interesting anomalies,  for example: v5.3 has a separate build for Sun5/Oracle.  My guess is that the code line was recompiled to address a bug/patch in either Sun5 or Oracle.  Then there is the discrepancy with v6.0 and v6.5.  These build numbers vary greatly for identical versions and platforms.  What’s going on here?  I have no explanation (or guess) for these anomalies, but am very curious.

Version Build Number OS/Database Platforms
5.2.5 Win32.Oracle/AIX.DB2
5.2.5 SP1 SP1 Win32.Oracle/AIX.DB2
5.2.5 SP2 SP2 Win32.SQLServer/AIX.Oracle
5.2.5 SP4 SP4 Win32.SQLServer
5.3 SP1 SP1 Win32.Oracle/Win32.SQLServer/Linux.Oracle
5.3 SP2 SP2 sun5.Oracle/AIX.Oracle/HPUX.Oracle/Win32.Oracle/Win32.SQLServer
5.3 SP3 SP3 HPUX.Oracle/sun5.Oracle/Win32.Oracle/Win32.SQLServer/Linux.Oracle
5.3 SP4 SP4 Win32.Oracle/sun5.Oracle/Win32.SQLServer
5.3 SP5 SP5 Win32.SQLServer/sun5.Oracle/Linux.Oracle/AIX.Oracle
5.3 SP6 SP6 Win32.SQLServer/Win32.Oracle)
6.0 SP1 SP1 AIX.OracleWin32.Oracle
6.5 SP1 SP1 Win32.SQLServer/Win32.Oracle
6.5 SP2 SP2 Win32.SQLServer/Win32.Oracle
6.5 SP3 SP3 SP3 P1100
6.6 Win32.SQLServer
6.7 SP1 6.7.1000.0038 Win64.SQLServer
6.7 SP1 P10 6.7.1100.0181 Win64.Oracle
6.7 SP1 P11 6.7.1110.0195 Win32.SQLServer
6.7 SP2 6.7.2000.0039 Win32.SQLServer
6.7 SP2 P01 6.7.2010.0046 Win32.SQLServer
7.0 7.0.0000.0510 Win64.SQLServer
7.0 P06 7.0.0060.0557 Win64.SQLServer
7.1 7.1.0000.0151 Linux.Oracle

The table is missing a few entries (e.g., 6.7, and 5.2.5 SP3) as well as some OS/database combinations. If you can help fill out the table I would appreciate it. Send me your confirmed build numbers and OS/database combinations and I will update the table.  (The easiest way to determine the build number of your Content Server is to look at the first few lines of the server log.)

UPDATE:  Here is a link that explains version numbers, patch numbers, and build numbers for Content Server 6.5 SP2 and above:

This is the general heuristic for “decoding” the version numbers.

6.7 1 100 0181
major.minor version SP patch 10 with right-padded 0 build number
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