Installing the minimal Linux opsi products
To distribute software with opsi, ready-made products are available for installation. These include the agent ('opsi-client-agent'), which must be installed on the clients for management.
There is an automated and a manual way to do this. The automated option is recommended.
For the automatic installation of the opsi products there is the tool
opsi-package-updater, which configured as in '/etc/opsi/opsi-package-updater.conf' or
/etc/opsi/package-updater.repos.d/, automatically fetches the current packages from the opsi repository and installs them on the server.
The configuration of the opsi repository for Windows clients can be found in the directory
/etc/opsi/package-updater.repos.d/ in the file
Activate the desired repository by setting the entry
active = true in the desired *.repo file.
; This repository provides products for deploying and managing Linux
; clients with opsi.
description = opsi Linux Support
active = true
baseUrl = http://download.uib.de
dirs = opsi4.2/stable/packages/linux/localboot/, opsi4.2/stable/packages/linux/netboot/
autoInstall = false
autoUpdate = true
autoSetup = false
; Set Proxy handler like: http://10.10.10.1:8080
Install the packages on the server by running this command as root:
opsi-package-updater -v --repo uib_linux install
After a successful installation you have to reload all data in
opsi-configed so that the new products are visible there.
If the connection to the Internet has to be routed via a proxy, this must be entered in the
.repo configuration files in
/etc/opsi/package-updater.repos.d/ as the value for
From version 220.127.116.11 of opsi-utils a global proxy can be configured in
If the installed packages are to be updated later, this can be linuxed with the following command:
opsi-package-updater -v update
Further information on
opsi-package-updater can be found in the manual.
There is also the option of downloading and installing the packages manually.
Get the current opsi packages in the
You can find the packages at
We recommend saving the .opsi files under
To ensure that the process
opsiconfd can access the files, you should run
After downloading you have to install the packages on the server with the command
opsi-package-manager -i <packagename>.opsi.