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How to extract files out of a depot to new location

 
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mckiers
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How to extract files out of a depot to new location

I am looking for a tool or command, that can extract a depot,which contains a couple of binaries, to a location other than the path specified in the depot.
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Ivan Krastev
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Re: How to extract files out of a depot to new location

Swinstall option is "-r path".
See section for "Alternate Root Directory and Depot Directory" from this manual - http://docs.hp.com/en/B2355-60127/sd.5.html


regards,
ivan
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Stefan Schulz
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Re: How to extract files out of a depot to new location

Hi,

technical a *.depot file is a normal tar file. So you should be able to extract the desired files manually by using tar.

Hope this helps

Regards Stefan
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Bob E Campbell
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Re: How to extract files out of a depot to new location

I am fighting the urge to ask "why" as picking and choosing files can lead to all sorts of support headaches (you have a really good reason, right ;-)

While tar (or pax) can read the file from a "tape-style" or serial depot, be aware that the files may be compressed without the usual suffixes. To expand you could rename or do something like:

cat FILE | gzcat > newFILE
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Dennis Handly
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Re: How to extract files out of a depot to new location

I typically do two things based on whether a patch of a few files or a whole product.

For the latter I install to an alternate root them move in place.
For a patch I use tar.

>Bob: be aware that the files may be compressed without the usual suffixes.
cat FILE | gzcat > newFILE

It is a little silly to use cat here. ;-)
You can just use gunzip < FILE > newFILE.
But it is just easier to use the following so the permissions are correct:
$ mv FILE FILE.gz
$ gunzip FILE.gz
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Dennis Handly
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Re: How to extract files out of a depot to new location

>Ivan: swinstall option is "-r path".

I would suggest you NOT use the obsolete -r option. Use @ abs-path instead. (-r doesn't take a path and @ must be used anyway.)
mckiers
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to extract files out of a depot to new location

The suggestions to use the -r worked great.
Thanks.