20.0 Using RPM and File Bundles

Using Novell ZENworks Linux Management, you can install software using either a bundle or a catalog.

A bundle contains one or more files that are installed to particular locations on a device. A catalog is a collection of RPM bundles, Dell Update Package bundles, or bundle groups; bundles included in a catalog are usually considered optional. For more information about catalogs, see Section 22.0, Using Catalogs.

Software included in a bundle that is directly assigned is considered mandatory; the software is installed on all assigned devices (the bundle is directly assigned to devices, the device group, or the device folder).

The zlman utility is the command line interface to ZENworks Linux Management. If you need to create and configure a large number of bundles or catalogs, or if you want to automate the process using scripts, you can use zlman. For more information, see zlman (1) Novell.

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