Linux Installation Folder

Idea ID 1656284

Linux Installation Folder

DP uses a temporary folder inside /tmp dir on linux server as temporary location where the installation packages are downloaded for installation. Once packages are downloaded the installation is started from this temporary folder. RPM installation/update doesn’t work if /tmp is mounted with the noexec-option.

Create an option to use another folder for installation.

e.g. Introduce an OMNIRC variable to change the installation folder.

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Micro Focus Contributor
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Status changed to: Waiting for Votes
 
Micro Focus Expert
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I have several customer who have set the /tmp folder with noexec for security reasons and so remote DP installation fails. GUI and code should be changed to specify a temporary directory to be used for installation.

Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

Hello,

This request exists for some time (see QCCR2A65522) and needs to be implemented now. I like the proposal found in the ER to use /var/opt/omni/tmp instead (at least as an alternate path by default).

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

Micro Focus Contributor
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Status changed to: Accepted
 
Micro Focus Contributor
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Status changed to: Delivered

This feature was delivered and addressed in Data Protector 10.20.

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Where is this feature documented?
Micro Focus Expert
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Status changed to: Archived
 
Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

Hello @Stefan Wusowski,

I have recently completed my tests/work on this item with support, because the implementation was not sufficient. Expect that the required changes are coming as QCCR2A84725 to the next release (A.10.60).

With this change everything will go to /var/opt/omni/tmp by default for new installations/upgrades/etc. So a noexec /tmp does no harm. No further activity/documentation needed from the user side. It will just work. You can reach out to me directly if you want to discuss this. I have the hot fix for A.10.30 if you want to test it early.

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

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