If you need to install the Data Protector client software on a Debian based system, you will recognize no derivate is listed in the support matrix as supported version and the Debian Linux 6.0 (x64) and 7.0 (x64), and Ubuntu 12.x (x64) are supported only. However, if you require a disk agent installed on a Debian derivate (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_distributions), you need to implement a workaround in order to run the push installation over the Data Protector Installation Server, otherwise the installation might fail. Please note: this workaround is not supported currently by HP.
- Install package “alien” using the command
apt-get install alien
- Install package “rpm” using the command
apt-get install rpm
- Move the rpm binary using the command
mv /usr/bin/rpm /usr/bin/rpm-org
- Create and edit the new file
/usr/bin/rpm, i.e using the command
- Content of the new file
/usr/bin/rpm-org --force-debian $@
- After you saved the changes made, flag the file as “executable”:
chmod +x /usr/bin/rpm
Once you have implemented this workaround, you can push the disk agent using Data Protector GUI onto the new client.