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
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
-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,
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 bos(8).
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options
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
BosConfig(5), KeyFile(5), UserList(5), bos(8), bos_getdate(8),
bos_getrestart(8), bos_restart(8), bos_setrestart(8)
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