Installing a Feature Release on RPM Package Clients

To install a feature release (formerly "service pack") on a client that has the RPM package installed, you must run the RPM upgrade command from a new RPM package. The new package must contain the latest feature release version.


Maintenance releases are installed when installing feature releases. If you want to install maintenance releases only, see Installing Maintenance Releases.


Feature release installations are supported on clients that were created using an RPM package from Service Pack 7 or a later version.

Before You Begin

Create a new RPM package using the latest installation media (such as the Download Manager). For more information, see Creating a Custom Package for UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh Computers.

Consider the following requirements for the new RPM package:

  • During the creation of the new RPM package, use the same installation directory that you configured for the old package.

  • The package name and instance number of the new RPM package file name must have the same name as the old package. In an RPM package file name such as custom-Linux.Instance001.CVGxBase0-11.0.0-, the package name is custom-Linux and the instance number is Instance001.


  1. Log on to the computer as root.

  2. Go to the location where you stored the RPM package.

  3. Run the following command:

    rpm –U package_name.rpm

What to Do Next

Verify the update status of the client where you installed the feature release. For more information, see Viewing the Feature Release Details for One or More Clients.