Packages, a new bind enhancement introduced in DB2* V2.3, provides the binding flexibility customers have been demanding for many years. Binding a package converts the pre-compiler DBRM into the DB2 interpretable format. The output unit of the BIND is called a package. A consistency token is copied from the DBRM to the package at this point. At execution time, this consistency token is checked against the consistency token of the load module.
Although packages were introduced many years ago, the problems of LOADLIB / DBRM and DB2 Package Management are not addressed by any standard DB2 utilities. In most enterprises, the problems remain totally unsolved or have been partially solved for internal use-only.