Installing Universal Addressing Module (UAM) Databases on Linux or Unix

Products affected: Spectrum Technology Platform
Modules affected: Universal Address Module (UAM)
Versions affect: 7, 8, 9
Product Feature: Installation / Upgrade
Operating System: Linux, Unix

Here are instructions on how to install databases for the Universal Address Module:

NOTE: These instructions are also found in the Spectrum Install Guide for Unix and Linux.
  1. Insert the database DVD or download the database from
Note: If you download the database from the technical support web site, it will be downloaded as a zip file. Unzip the database before proceeding with the installation.
  1. If you are installing from DVD and your system does not auto-mount, issue the appropriate mount command to indicate that the DVD device is a file system. If necessary, issue the /etc/filesystem command to update your system so that it recognizes this file system. Specify the correct device name for the DVD device on your system.
Note: Your system must allow DVDs created under the ISO 9660 format to be mounted as a file system.
  1. Change the working directory to the bin directory of where Spectrum™ Technology Platform is installed.
  2. Source the "setup" bourne shell script to setup the environment by typing the following command: . ./setup
  3. Execute the script for installing the database by typing the following command: ./installdb_unc
  4.  Follow the prompts as the script verifies your environment and database location.
Note: You may install databases on a mapped drive, but performance will be affected since you will be accessing them on a network rather than accessing them locally.
  1.  If you choose to install Residential Delivery Indicator, an optional database that you license directly from the U.S. Postal Service, you are prompted for the nine-digit RDI table and the eleven-digit RDI table. These are the .R9 and .R11 files provided from the U.S. Postal Service.
  2. If the database requires keys and you have not entered the key, see Adding Modules and Features on page 87 for instructions on adding access keys in the Installation Guide.
UPDATED:  September 26, 2018