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Is it possible to run an uninstall bundle deploy?

Hi,

I am writing a standard operating procedure for deploying ZENworks bundles across hundreds of Red Hat devices. Part of the SOP is to have a backout plan. That got me thinking of whether it is possible to do setup a bundle assignment for uninstalling a bundle? If not, what is the best way to uninstall a bundle across multiple devices? Is there an out-of-box method to do this?

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Re: Is it possible to run an uninstall bundle deploy?

CityRoamer;2351268 wrote:
Hi,

I am writing a standard operating procedure for deploying ZENworks bundles across hundreds of Red Hat devices. Part of the SOP is to have a backout plan. That got me thinking of whether it is possible to do setup a bundle assignment for uninstalling a bundle? If not, what is the best way to uninstall a bundle across multiple devices? Is there an out-of-box method to do this?

Thanks


We do it all the time for Windows stuff, so I don't see why you couldn't do it for Linux.

There's 2 ways that I'm aware of:
a) You can do an uninstall action or something in an existing Bundle.
or
b) (this is what we do) - create a new bundle that runs the appropriate uninstall actions. I imagine for Linux you'd either deploy a script file with the commands in the script or something like "rpm -whatever blah blah.rpm"
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Re: Is it possible to run an uninstall bundle deploy?

kjhurni;2351582 wrote:
We do it all the time for Windows stuff, so I don't see why you couldn't do it for Linux.

There's 2 ways that I'm aware of:
a) You can do an uninstall action or something in an existing Bundle.
or
b) (this is what we do) - create a new bundle that runs the appropriate uninstall actions. I imagine for Linux you'd either deploy a script file with the commands in the script or something like "rpm -whatever blah blah.rpm"


Ok, option B makes sense... I actually think we've done that before too. I know that would def work too.

Wasn't sure if there was an out-of-box feature in ZCC that we could choose... like 'Uninstall Deployment' where it would run the uninstall action.
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Re: Is it possible to run an uninstall bundle deploy?

CityRoamer;2352051 wrote:
Ok, option B makes sense... I actually think we've done that before too. I know that would def work too.

Wasn't sure if there was an out-of-box feature in ZCC that we could choose... like 'Uninstall Deployment' where it would run the uninstall action.


There is, on Windows bundles (not sure about Linux ones), but to be honest, I've never found it terribly reliable as I think it basically "reversed" the installation actions which may not be what you want (or what the program/software needs).

For example, if an install action was to run:
setup.exe

Then the uninstall action would run:
setup.exe

But that may not be what is needed to actually remove said software.

Never tried with RPM's to see if it's smart enough to realize that rpm -iv or whatever is supposed to be rpm -e or whatever for the removal is.

--Kevin
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