Performing an Unattended Installation on UNIX

The following procedure explains how to perform an unattended (or silent) installation of MCS in a UNIX environment. An unattended installation runs without prompting the user for input. Instead, an input file provides the values for installation options. To change the default values, before installing, you must manually configure the settings in an input file.

To install MCS without prompting for user input
  1. Insert the MCS CD into the CD-ROM drive, and then copy the appropriate file from the CD to your computer.
    For this environment
    Copy this file
    Most UNIX environments MCS_3.0_UNIX.tar.gz
    OS/390 and z/OS USS environments MCS_3.0_USS.tar.gz
  2. For most UNIX environments, type the following from the command line to expand the archive into its own empty directory:

    gunzip -c MCS_3.0_UNIX.tar.gz | tar xvf -


    For OS/390 and z/OS USS environments, unzip the MCS_3.0_USS.tar.gz file on your desktop, transfer the .tar file to the mainframe, and then use the tar command to expand the archive, as follows:

    tar -xovf MCS_3.0_USS.tar

  3. Change to the MCS directory.

    Default values are provided for all installation prompts.

  4. Make any required changes by editing the mcsinputfile file, and then save the file.

    For further details about the installation prompts, see Installation Prompts for UNIX.

  5. Type the following from the command line:

    ./ -n mcsinputfile

Related Topics
Bullet Management & Control Services, Overview
Bullet Installation Prompts for UNIX Environments
Bullet Installing on UNIX