3.4 Setting Up a Package Manager

The Package Manager allows you to push updates to hosts and to install additional packages on the hosts for load balancing and failover. To use the Novell Update Server as the Package Manager, see Configuring the Package Manager in the Novell Privileged User Manager 2.2.2 Administration guide.

To use a local host as a Package Manager:

  1. Create a directory such as framework on the Framework Manager in the /tmp directory.

    This directory is called framework in the rest of these instructions.

  2. Copy the novell-npum-packages-2.2.2.gz from the Package Manager directory on the CD to the machine.

  3. Extract the file to the framework directory.

    For UNIX and Linux platforms, use the following commands:

    gunzip novell-npum-packages-2.2.2.tar.gz

    tar -xvf novell-npum-packages-2.2.2.tar

    For Windows platforms, use WinZip to extract the file.

  4. Use the following command to publish the packages to the Package Manager.

    Replace <admin> with the name of your admin user.

    For Linux and UNIX platforms:

    /opt/novell/npum/sbin/unifi -u <admin> distrib publish -d /tmp/framework

    For Windows platforms:

    c:\Program Files\novell\npum\bin\unifi -u <admin> distrib publish -d c:\tmp\framework

  5. When prompted, enter the password for the admin user.

  6. (Optional) To view available packages, log in to the Framework Manager, then click Package Manager.

  7. Delete the framework directory.