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Using a Response File to Install on UNIX Systems

You can use an InstallAnywhere response file to configure automated, silent installs on UNIX workstations.

Before you begin

  • Download and unzip the installation file for your UNIX or Linux system as described in Install on UNIX.
  • Change permissions on the installation file so that it is executable by root.

To deploy using a response file

  1. Use a text editor to create and save a response file. See samples and options below.
  2. Log on as root.
  3. Launch the installer using a command that specifies your response file (called rxaresponse in this example):

    /path/rxa-n.n.n.nnn-prod-package-type.bin -f /path/rxaresponse

Response file format

Use INSTALLER_UI to specify a silent install. Use CHOSEN_INSTALL_FEATURE_LIST to list the features to be installed. CHOSEN_FEATURE_LIST is the list of features enabled. For silent installations these are typically the same. Use USER_INSTALL_DIR to specify the installation directory. All options are required. Leave other options as shown in these examples.

The following sample response file installs all Reflection X Advantage applications and services; and the generic sample template, which automatically imports the default sample settings.

INSTALLER_UI=silent

CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET=Custom

CHOSEN_FEATURE_LIST=RX,XMan,XManDom,AdminCon,Service,ServDC,ServRmt,TemplGrp,TemplGen

CHOSEN_INSTALL_FEATURE_LIST=RX,XMan,XManDom,AdminCon,Service,ServDC,ServRmt,TemplGrp,TemplGen

USER_INSTALL_DIR=/opt/rxadvantage

JDK_HOME=

JDK_DOT_HOME=$USER_INSTALL_DIR$$/$$jre

JAVA_EXECUTABLE=$USER_INSTALL_DIR$$/$$jre/bin/java

 

The following response file installs just the Reflection X Advantage service to create a domain node.

INSTALLER_UI=silent

CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET=Custom

CHOSEN_FEATURE_LIST=RX,Service

CHOSEN_INSTALL_FEATURE_LIST=RX,Service

USER_INSTALL_DIR=/opt/rxadvantage

JDK_HOME=

JDK_DOT_HOME=$USER_INSTALL_DIR$$/$$jre

JAVA_EXECUTABLE=$USER_INSTALL_DIR$$/$$jre/bin/java

 

Features are organized in a feature tree. To install a feature, include any features above it in the hierarchy. This example installs the Domain Controller:

CHOSEN_INSTALL_FEATURE_LIST=RX,Service,ServDC

Available features

Descriptive name

RX

Reflection X Advantage

 

XMan

 

X Manager

 

XManDom

 

X Manager for Domains

 

AdminCon

 

X Administrative Console

 

Service

 

Domain Services

 

 

ServDC

 

 

Domain Controller

 

ServRmt

 

Remote Session Services

 

AsianFonts

 

Asian Fonts

 

EuroFonts

 

European Fonts

 

TemplGrp

 

Templates

 

 

TemplAIX

 

 

AIX Connections Settings

 

 

TemplDig

 

 

Digital Connections Settings

 

 

TemplGen

 

 

Generic Connections Settings

 

 

TemplHPX

 

 

HP-UX Connections Settings

 

 

TemplLin

 

 

Linux Connections Settings

 

 

TemplSol

 

 

Solaris Connections Settings

 

 

TemplVMS

 

 

VMS Connections Settings