Installing an Application Seed Package on UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh Computers

You can install an application package in interactive mode, which is useful if the package was configured to prompt for user input during the installation.

Before You Begin

  • Obtain the application seed package from the location specified by the user who created it.

    If the package is in the Download Center, see Downloading a Software Package in Download Center - Web Console.

  • Based on the agents that are included in the application seed package, verify that the computer on which you want to install the package satisfies the minimum requirements specified in System Requirements.

  • If the application seed package requires user input during the installation, but you did not create the package, the user who created the package will provide you with the necessary information to prepare for the installation.


  1. Log on to the computer as root.


    If the computer does not have a root user defined, you can install some UNIX agents by using a non-root user. However, only a few agents are supported. For more information, see Installation of UNIX Agents by a Non-Root User.

  2. Go to the location where you stored the application seed package.

    Suppose the package is located in the /opt/UnixCustomPackage directory. The package files are located in the /opt/UnixCustomPackage/pkg subdirectory.

    If the package is in a .tar file (for example, /opt/UnixCustomPackage/tar), extract the contents using the "GNU" TAR utility.

  3. To install the package, enter the following command at the command prompt:



    If the application seed package was configured to install the software in decoupled mode, you do not have to provide the CommServe computer details during the installation. In a decoupled installation, the client does not establish connections with the CommServe computer, and you will receive a message indicating that the installation is not complete until you register the client with the CommServe. Roles Manager will not be launched at the end of the installation (see "Postinstallation Tasks", below).

  4. At the Welcome screen, click Next.

  5. At the Client Host Information screen, enter the host name or IP address, and then click Next.

  6. At the Client Information screen, enter the client name, and then click Next.

  7. When the installation is complete, click Finish.

  8. If you configured the package to launch Roles Manager, it will launch, allowing you to select roles to install. Follow the on-screen prompts. if the customer wants to add packages silently using Roles manager

What to Do Next

  • If registration did not complete during the package installation process, then you should allow some time for the registration process to complete after the installation process ends.

  • If you want to add packages in unattended mode (that is, silently) using Roles Manager, see Launching Roles Manager in Unattended Mode on UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh computers.

  • If the software was installed in decoupled mode, you should register the software with the CommServe, and then launch Roles Manager manually by typing the following command at the command prompt, and then following the on-screen prompts:

    commvault +