BOS_INSTALL(8) AFS Command Reference BOS_INSTALL(8)
bos_install - Installs a new version of a binary file
bos install -server <machine name> -file <files to install>+
[-dir <destination dir>] [-cell <cell name>]
[-noauth] [-localauth] [-help]
bos i -s <machine name> -f <files to install>+
[-d <destination dir>] [-c <cell name>] [-n]
The bos install command copies each binary file specified with the -file argument to the local disk of the server machine named by the
-server argument, which is normally the binary distribution machine for its CPU/operating system type. The destination directory is
/usr/lib/openafs unless the -dir argument indicates an alternate directory. The source file's UNIX mode bits are preserved in the transfer.
If there is already a file of the same name in the destination directory, the BOS Server automatically saves it by adding a ".BAK"
extension. If there is a current ".BAK" version at least seven days old, it replaces the current ".OLD" version. If there is no current
".OLD" version, the current ".BAK" version becomes the ".OLD" version automatically. The bos getdate command displays the timestamps on the
current versions of the file.
To start using the new binary immediately, issue the bos restart command. Otherwise, the BOS Server automatically restarts the process at
the time defined in the /etc/openafs/BosConfig file; use the bos getrestart command to display the time and the bos setrestart time to set
-server <machine name>
Indicates the binary distribution machine on which to install the new binaries. Identify the machine by IP address or its host name
(either fully-qualified or abbreviated unambiguously). For details, see bos(8).
If the machine is not a binary distribution machine and is running an "upclientbin" process, then the files are overwritten the next
time the "upclientbin" process fetches the corresponding file from the distribution machine (by default within five minutes).
-file <files to install>+
Specifies the complete pathname of each binary file to copy into the destination directory. Each source directory can be on the local
disk or in AFS, in which case the issuer of the bos install command must have the necessary AFS access rights and the local machine
must run the Cache Manager. For the BOS Server to create ".BAK" and ".OLD" versions, the last element in the pathname (the filename)
must match the name of a file in the destination directory. bos_create(8) lists the standard binary file names.
-dir <destination dir>
Provides the complete pathname of the local disk directory in which to install binary files. It is necessary only if the destination
directory is not /usr/lib/openafs.
-cell <cell name>
Names the cell in which to run the command. Do not combine this argument with the -localauth flag. For more details, see bos(8).
Assigns the unprivileged identity "anonymous" to the issuer. Do not combine this flag with the -localauth flag. For more details, see
Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local /etc/openafs/server/KeyFile file. The bos command interpreter presents the ticket
to the BOS Server during mutual authentication. Do not combine this flag with the -cell or -noauth options. For more details, see
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.
The following command copies the file /afs/abc.com/rs_aix42/usr/lib/openafs/vlserver to the file /usr/lib/openafs/vlserver on the machine
"fs3.abc.com", which is the binary distribution machine for server machines running AIX 4.2 in the "abc.com" cell. The current version of
the /usr/lib/openafs/vlserver file is moved to /usr/lib/openafs/vlserver.BAK.
% bos install -server fs3.abc.com
The issuer must be listed in the /etc/openafs/server/UserList file on the machine named by the -server argument, or must be logged onto a
server machine as the local superuser "root" if the -localauth flag is included.
The bos install command cannot be run against servers which are in restricted mode.
BosConfig(5), KeyFile(5), UserList(5), bos(8), bos_getdate(8), bos_getrestart(8), bos_restart(8), bos_setrestart(8)
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