Using the installp command
After you convert a /usr file system to a SPOT, it is not recommended that you use the installp command to install or maintain software on the machine serving the SPOT.
The diskless and dataless clients and network boot images associated with the SPOT will not be updated by the installp command unless it is invoked using NIM's cust or maint operations. If you need to use the installp command to install or maintain software on a /usr SPOT server, use the following steps:
- Ensure that all NIM operations on the server and any clients associated with the SPOT are complete.
- Deallocate the SPOT from all standalone clients.
- Run the installp command.
- Run the check operation on the SPOT after
the installp command has completed:
nim -o check -F usrSPOTNameNote: The -F flag is required for rebuilding the boot images.
- If this SPOT is being used to
serve diskless or dataless clients, resynchronize all diskless and
dataless clients with the SPOT after the installp command
completes by issuing the nim command with the sync_roots operation
for the /usr SPOT:
nim -o sync_roots usrSPOTName nim -o check -F usrSPOTName
The cust and maint operations must be used to manage software installed on non-/usr SPOTs.