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Commands Reference, Volume 2

geninstall Command


Lists software in an identical format to installp -L.


geninstall -d Media [ -I installpFlags ] [ -R ResponseFile ] [ -E ResponseFile ] [ -N ] [ -Y ] [ -Z ] [ -f File | Install_List ] | all


geninstall -u -f File | Uninstall_List...


geninstall -L -d Media


Accepts all current installp flags and passes them on to installp. Some flags (for example, -L) are overloaded to mean list all products on the media. Flags that don't make sense for ISJE packaged products are ignored. This allows programs (like NIM) to continue to always send in installp flags to geninstall, but only the flags that make sense are used.

A summary of the geninstall command's install activity is kept at /var/adm/sw/geninstall.summary. This file contains colon-separated lists of filesets installed by installp and components installed by ISJE. This is used mainly to provide summary information for silent installs.


-d Device or Directory Specifies the device or directory containing the images to install.
-E ResponseFile Invokes the ISJE installer in record mode and creates the specified response.
-f File Specifies the file containing a list of entries to install. ISJE packaged products must contain a J: followed by the products installer or subdirectory. This information is given in the geninstall -L output (for example, J:product_directory or installer or J:WebSphere). UDI formatted packages are similar to installp, where the device package name is given.
-I installpFlags Specifies the installp flags to use when calling the installp command. The flags that are used during an install operation for installp are the a, b, c, D, e, E, F, g, I, J, M, N, O, p, Q, q, S, t, v, V, w, and X flags. The installp flags that are not used during install are the C, i, r , S, z, A, and l flags. The installp command should be called directly to perform these functions. The -u, -d, -L, and -f flags should be given outside the -I flag.
-L Lists the contents of the media. The output format is the same as the installp -Lc format, with additional fields at the end for ISJE and UDI formatted products.
-N Invokes the ISJE installer in no-op or preview mode for ISJE installs.
-R ResponseFile Takes the full path name of the ResponseFile to send to the ISJE installer program.
-u Performs an uninstall of the specified software. For ISJE products, the uninstaller listed in the vendor database is called, prefixed by a "J:".
-Y Agrees to required software license agreements for software to be installed. This flag is also accepted as an installp flag with the -I option.
-Z Tells geninstall to invoke the installation in silent mode.


To install all the products on a CD media that is in drive cd0, type:

geninstall -d /dev/cd0 all

If ISJE images are present on the media, a graphical interface is presented. Any installp or UDI images are installed without prompting, unless the installp images are spread out over multiple CDs.



Related Information

The installp command, udisetup command, install_wizard command.

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