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Old 10-12-2006, 10:20 AM   #1
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What provies /usr/sbin/OS_install


Just like the subject says, what provides this? I'm trying to add a linux_source to NIM on a 5.3.0.0-05 server and can't get past this point. Everything I can find on the command tells me what it does, no mention of where it comes from.

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infoce...OS_install.htm is where I looked, and is about the only reference I can find to the command.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 08:02 AM   #2
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OS_install

it took me a while to find this rpm but I did fine it. If anyone needs it just let me know.

aix:/tmp # rpm -Uvh osinstall-1.0-1.aix5.3.noarch.rpm
osinstall ####################################################################################################

aix:/var # cd /usr/sbin
aix:/usr/sbin # ls -ld O*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root system 192 Jun 15 12:11 OS_install

Last edited by dozierc; 01-27-2011 at 09:55 AM.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 08:00 AM   #3
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Thanks for the pointer. That ended up putting me on the path to getting this installed and resolving the problem.

Here is what I had to do:
Install libxml2-2.6.17-3.aix5.1.ppc.rpm
Run the script /usr/sbin/updtvpkg (this rebuilds AIX-rpm)
Install osinstall-1.0-1.aix5.3.noarch.rpm

I found the RPMs to install on the installation media, disk 1, in the RPMS/ppc directory.

Also, I found a good explanation of what AIX-rpm is used for at http://ftp.spbu.ru/aixtoolbox/FAQ
 
Old 11-30-2006, 08:49 AM   #4
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Ok. my last post was a lie. While osinstall is now on the system a different problem has come up. While attempting to build the linux source in NIM I get error about not being able to find DCAPI.pm in @INC. Google didn't lend any help, CPAN doesn't know about the module, and I didn't find aything on IBMs site. I'm going to open a PMR with IBM on this, maybe have a resolution later today or tomorrow.

Exact error text:
Can't locate DCAPI.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /opt/csm/pm /opt/osinstall/pm /usr/opt/perl5/lib/5.8.2/aix-thread-mu
lti /usr/opt/perl5/lib/5.8.2 /usr/opt/perl5/lib/site_perl/5.8.2/aix-thread-multi /usr/opt/perl5/lib/site_perl/5.8.
2 /usr/opt/perl5/lib/site_perl .) at /opt/osinstall/pm/OSInstall/Linux_Resource.pm line 12.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /opt/osinstall/pm/OSInstall/Linux_Resource.pm line 12.
Compilation failed in require at /opt/osinstall/pm/OSInstall/Client.pm line 12.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /opt/osinstall/pm/OSInstall/Client.pm line 12.
Compilation failed in require at /opt/osinstall/pm/OSInstall/Platform_Tools.pm line 10.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /opt/osinstall/pm/OSInstall/Platform_Tools.pm line 10.
Compilation failed in require at /opt/osinstall/pm/OSInstall.pm line 7.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /opt/osinstall/pm/OSInstall.pm line 7.
Compilation failed in require at /usr/sbin/OS_install line 8.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/sbin/OS_install line 8.
 
Old 11-30-2006, 11:06 AM   #5
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i received that same error message when I installed OS_install like so
rpm -ivh osinstall-1.0-1.aix5.3.noarch.rpm. I uninstalled the OS_install rpm and installed it like so
rpm -Uvh osinstall-1.0-1.aix5.3.noarch.rpm and all was fine.
 
Old 12-05-2006, 11:00 AM   #6
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I worked through the problem with IBM yesterday. Found that the DCAPI.pm is provided by csm.deploy fileset. I installded csm.deploy 1.5.1.1 and all is working now.
 
Old 12-16-2006, 01:46 PM   #7
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@Loosecannon : do you mean that now you are able to install a Linux on a PowerPC platform through the NIM ?
 
Old 12-17-2006, 09:49 AM   #8
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you are correct

[root@redhat proc]# uname -a
Linux redhat.vfc.com 2.6.9-42.EL #1 SMP Wed Jul 12 23:22:51 EDT 2006 ppc64 ppc64 ppc64 GNU/Linux
[root@redhat proc]# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 4)
[root@redhat proc]# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
cpu : POWER5 (gs)
clock : 1498.500000MHz
revision : 2.0

processor : 1
cpu : POWER5 (gs)
clock : 1498.500000MHz
revision : 2.0

processor : 2
cpu : POWER5 (gs)
clock : 1498.500000MHz
revision : 2.0

processor : 3
cpu : POWER5 (gs)
clock : 1498.500000MHz
revision : 2.0

processor : 4
cpu : POWER5 (gs)
clock : 1498.500000MHz
revision : 2.0

processor : 5
cpu : POWER5 (gs)
clock : 1498.500000MHz
revision : 2.0

processor : 6
cpu : POWER5 (gs)
clock : 1498.500000MHz
revision : 2.0

processor : 7
cpu : POWER5 (gs)
clock : 1498.500000MHz
revision : 2.0

timebase : 187198000
machine : CHRP IBM,9133-55A

Last edited by dozierc; 12-17-2006 at 09:14 PM.
 
Old 12-22-2006, 09:12 AM   #9
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Thanks a lot.
It also worked here.
Without this post, I would never have guessed the need to install lpp csm.deploy, osinstall-1.0-1.aix5.3.noarch.rpm and libxml2-2.6.17-3.aix5.1.ppc.rpm
Now I know how to make a ppc Linux install from an AIX NIM server.
 
Old 12-28-2006, 08:29 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Yordan
@Loosecannon : do you mean that now you are able to install a Linux on a PowerPC platform through the NIM ?
Haven't gotten that far, but I can build a source for installing Linux through NIM. From what I have read it doesn't sound like it installing on PPC. You might be able to to install on i386 as well, as long as you have the right source created. Haven't tried that, so I don't know for sure.
 
Old 01-02-2007, 10:10 AM   #11
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Haven't gotten that far, but I can build a source for installing Linux through NIM. From what I have read it doesn't sound like it installing on PPC. You might be able to to install on i386 as well, as long as you have the right source created. Haven't tried that, so I don't know for sure.

Not sure you could easily install it on i386. For instance, it installs things named ppc64/*, nothing in the linux_source folders is named i386/xxx.
And I expect the bootp executable to be a powerPC executable, and not a i386 executable.
 
Old 01-16-2007, 04:08 AM   #12
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Where to get osinstall for AIX53 rpm?

I can't find it. Can you point me to a location where it is available?



Quote:
Originally Posted by dozierc
it took me a while to find this rpm but I did fine it. If anyone needs it just let me know.

it4murs1:/tmp # rpm -Uvh osinstall-1.0-1.aix5.3.noarch.rpm
osinstall ####################################################################################################

it4murs1:/var # cd /usr/sbin
it4murs1:/usr/sbin # ls -ld O*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root system 192 Jun 15 12:11 OS_install
 
Old 01-16-2007, 08:44 AM   #13
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I can't find it. Can you point me to a location where it is available?
osinstall-1.0-1.noarch.rpm is on the AIX 5.3 DVD, in the RPMS folder, subfolder linux
Hope this helped
Yordan
 
Old 04-25-2008, 09:37 AM   #14
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Defining the source

How did you do this? I am trying to see if I can get Fedora 8 ppc64 to work and having no luck. Has anyone gotten an OS other that SuSE or RH to work?
 
Old 04-25-2008, 02:51 PM   #15
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How did you do this? I am trying to see if I can get Fedora 8 ppc64 to work and having no luck. Has anyone gotten an OS other that SuSE or RH to work?
You have to use the IBM distros of Linux for PowerPC. These are the only ones you can simply boot off the first CD and click "install", all the other ones have really touchy installs.
 
  


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