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       bos install - Installs a new version of a binary file


       bos install << -server <machine name >>> << -file <files to install+
           << [-dir <destination dir] >>> << [-cell <cell name] >>>
           [-noauth] [-localauth] [-help]

       bos i << -s <machine name >>> << -f <files to install+ >>>
           << [-d <destination dir] >>> << [-c <cell name] >>> [-n]
           [-l] [-h]


       The bos install command copies each binary file specified with the
       -file argument to the local disk of the server machine named by the
       -server argument, which is normally the binary distribution machine for
       its CPU/operating system type. The destination directory is
       /usr/lib/openafs unless the -dir argument indicates an alternate
       directory. The source file’s UNIX mode bits are preserved in the

       If there is already a file of the same name in the destination
       directory, the BOS Server automatically saves it by adding a .BAK
       extension. If there is a current .BAK version at least seven days old,
       it replaces the current .OLD version. If there is no current .OLD
       version, the current .BAK version becomes the .OLD version
       automatically. The bos getdate command displays the timestamps on the
       current versions of the file.

       To start using the new binary immediately, issue the bos restart
       command. Otherwise, the BOS Server automatically restarts the process
       at the time defined in the /etc/openafs/BosConfig file; use the bos
       getrestart command to display the time and the bos setrestart time to
       set it.


       -server <machine name>
           Indicates the binary distribution machine on which to install the
           new binaries. Identify the machine by IP address or its host name
           (either fully-qualified or abbreviated unambiguously). For details,
           see the bos(8) manpage.

           If the machine is not a binary distribution machine and is running
           an upclientbin process, then the files are overwritten the next
           time the upclientbin process fetches the corresponding file from
           the distribution machine (by default within five minutes).

       -file <files to install>+
           Specifies the complete pathname of each binary file to copy into
           the destination directory. Each source directory can be on the
           local disk or in AFS, in which case the issuer of the bos install
           command must have the necessary AFS access rights and the local
           machine must run the Cache Manager. For the BOS Server to create
           .BAK and .OLD versions, the last element in the pathname (the
           filename) must match the name of a file in the destination
           directory.  the bos_create(8) manpage lists the standard binary
           file names.

       -dir <destination dir>
           Provides the complete pathname of the local disk directory in which
           to install binary files. It is necessary only if the destination
           directory is not /usr/lib/openafs.

       -cell <cell name>
           Names the cell in which to run the command. Do not combine this
           argument with the -localauth flag. For more details, see the bos(8)

           Assigns the unprivileged identity anonymous to the issuer. Do not
           combine this flag with the -localauth flag. For more details, see
           the bos(8) manpage.

           Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local
           /etc/openafs/server/KeyFile file. The bos command interpreter
           presents the ticket to the BOS Server during mutual authentication.
           Do not combine this flag with the -cell or -noauth options. For
           more details, see the bos(8) manpage.

           Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options
           are ignored.


       The following command copies the file
       /afs/ to the file
       /usr/lib/openafs/vlserver on the machine, which is the
       binary distribution machine for server machines running AIX 4.2 in the cell. The current version of the /usr/lib/openafs/vlserver file
       is moved to /usr/lib/openafs/vlserver.BAK.

          % bos install -server \
                        -file /afs/


       The issuer must be listed in the /etc/openafs/server/UserList file on
       the machine named by the -server argument, or must be logged onto a
       server machine as the local superuser root if the -localauth flag is


       the BosConfig(5) manpage, the KeyFile(5) manpage, the UserList(5)
       manpage, the bos(8) manpage, the bos_getdate(8) manpage, the
       bos_getrestart(8) manpage, the bos_restart(8) manpage, the
       bos_setrestart(8) manpage


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