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AIX Version 4.3 Network Installation Management Guide and Reference

Verifying Installation with the lppchk Operation

You can use the lppchk operation to check the integrity of installed software. This is particularly useful when investigating functional problems in software.

From Web-based System Manager

  1. From the NIM container, select a target standalone machine, or in the NIM Resources container, select a target SPOT.
  2. From the Selected menu, select Troubleshooting > Verify Installed Software.
  3. Use the dialog to select whether to verify all or some installed software on the selected machine or SPOT. If you want to verify file existence and length (fast check), initiate the verify action.

    If you want to perform another type of verification, click Advanced. Select the type of verification to perform and choose additional options as needed.


  1. Enter the smit nim_mac_op fast path to check software on a machine, or enter smit nim_res_op to check software on a SPOT.
  2. Select the target of the lppchk operation.
  3. Select the desired verification mode.

From the Command Line

Enter the following command:

nim -o lppchk -a filesets=FilesetName \
-a lppchk_flags="lppchkFlags" ObjectName

where FilesetName is the name of a single fileset (or a name wildcarded with the * character), and ObjectName is the name of the machine or SPOT which is the target of the lppchk operation. Valid lppchk_flags are defined as follows:

-f Fast check (file existence, file length)
-c Checksum verification
-v Fileset version consistency check (default)
-l File link verification
Note: Only one of the flags -f, -c, -v, or -l may be specified.
-u Update inventory (only valid with -c or -l)
-mn Controls detail of messages. n equals1 to 3, where 3 is the most verbose.

For example, to perform the lppchk operation while verifying checksums for all filesets on the machine named Standalone1 , enter the following:

nim -o lppchk -a lppchk_flags="-c" Standalone1

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