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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 transfer.

       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 bos(8).

           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

       -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.  bos_create(8) lists the standard binary file

       -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 bos(8).

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

           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 bos(8).

           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

          % 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 included.

       The bos install command cannot be run against servers which are in restricted mode.


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


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