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Old 09-23-2008
Creating/Installing a bff

I posted my question here regarding creating/installing a bff package to a directory of user's choice (instead of fixed one), still looking for an answer Smilie mklpp does not seem to handle this. (Can someone confirm?)

Can the .toc file edited prior to installing the bff and modified so that the installation can be performed to a directory of user's choice? I tried this, but the bff does not seem to read the .toc? Can any one shed some light regarding this?

Thanks!!
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Old 01-05-2009
Would an RPM work for you?

It isn't what you asked, but AIX also supports the RPM package format. If you can use RPM, then the rpm --relocate option might work for you.
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Old 01-05-2009
Here is how to create a .bff package:

Howto create an AIX LPP / BFF package

you can create the package with the software installed anywhere you want, but as far as I know you cannot choose an installation location during install via installp. You may be able to work something using the pre or post install scripts.
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