Starts Install and Update Software Manager or Easy Install, two of the Visual System Management (VSM) applications.
The xinstallm command starts Install and Update Software Manager, one of the Visual System Management (VSM) applications. Install and Update Software Manager is a graphical interface that enables you to install (or schedule an install) software bundles, products, packages, filesets, fixes, or maintence levels through direct manipulation of objects (icons), freeing you from entering complex command syntax or from searching through menus.
xinstallm -ez starts Easy Install, a simplified version of the Install and Update Software Manager. Easy Install installs only at the bundle level.
The Install Manager sessions create or add to the smit.log and smit.script files in your home directory. (These are the same files appended when you run a SMIT session.) The commands built and run by the Install Managers are added to the end of the smit.log file along with the command output. The time, name of the task, and the command (flags and parameters included) are added to the end of the smit.script file in a format that can easily be used to create executable shell scripts.
xinstallmTo see a list tasks you can perform on an object or area, press the right mouse button to display its pop-up menu. Read the text in the Information Area for help on the objects and areas.
|smit.log||Specifies detailed information on your session, with time stamps.|
|smit.script||Specifies the task commands run during your session, with time stamps.|
Installing Optional Software in AIX Installation Guide.