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How to use a DEPOT File to install software on HP-UX

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Chris Sapp
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How to use a DEPOT File to install software on HP-UX

This may sound stupid, but how does one go about unpacking a DEPOT file, so that SD-UX can be used to install the software. I have downloaded a new verison of SSH from the ITRC and have it on my HP box and need to install it. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. I tried using swpackage, but this just failed and said it couldn't read the input file.

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Chris
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Torsten.
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Re: How to use a DEPOT File to install software on HP-UX

list the content:

# swlist -s /full/path_to_file.depot

install:

# swinstall -s /full/path_to_file.depot

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Ramesh S
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Re: How to use a DEPOT File to install software on HP-UX

Hi

If you have *.depot file for the product, you could install the product by,

#swinstall -s

swpackage is used to package the depot.

Best Regards,
Ramesh
Chris Sapp
Occasional Contributor

Re: How to use a DEPOT File to install software on HP-UX

Thanks, I knew there was a simple way to do this that I was missing.
Sajjad Sahir
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Re: How to use a DEPOT File to install software on HP-UX

Dear Chirs

command is swinstall -s then u full path
for example
if u downloaded a file in u /usr/local directory.
the down loaded file name is gdb...with an extension gz or with some other extension
first u have to remove that extension
for removing gz extension u can use
gunzip /usr/local/gdb....gz
then u will get depot
like /usr/local/gdb.depot
then use
the command swinstall -s /usr/local/gdb.depot
(this for an expample to do downloaded packages and installation )
Bob E Campbell
Honored Contributor

Re: How to use a DEPOT File to install software on HP-UX

If you need to install these contents on multiple systems you can copy it into a network-accessible form:

# swcopy -s /myDepot.depot \* @ /myNetDepot

On other systems you could then install using the command:

# swinstall -s sys1:/myNetDepot \*

Of course replace myDepot.depot and sys1 as needed...