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This space contains documentation for TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.03 and the later service packs for 8.9. For earlier releases, see BMC Server Automation 8.9.

Downloading and extracting patch downloader utilities

From the BMC Software Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) website, download and extract the installer package that is appropriate for your operating system. The offline downloader utilities are located in the \files\installers\other_files directory of the BSA<version>-<platform>64 installer package. For steps on downloading the installation files from the EPD website, see Downloading the installation files.

The offline downloader utilities are located inside the All-OS-Patch-Downloaders-<platform>-<build>.<extension> package, where:

  • <platform> is the supported platform on which you can run the utilities.
  • <build> is the version number.
  • <extension> is the appropriate extension of the compressed file (.tar.gz or .zip).

To know which utility file name to download, you need to determine what platform you will use to run the utilities. The compressed files contain utilities for downloading patches from all supported platforms as well as sample XML files for building configuration files.

To extract the downloaded files, do the following:

  1. Go to the directory that contains the installation files that you downloaded.
  2. Extract the compressed files:
    • (Windows) Extract the .zip files using a file compression utility.
    • (Linux) Run this command: 
      tar -xvf All-OS-Patch-Downloaders-<platform>-<build>.tar.gz
  3. (Linux) Grant the permission to modify the extracted files:
    chmod -R 777 All-OS-Patch-Downloaders-<platform>-<build>

Where to go from here

Depending on the platform, download and use the downloader utility as described in the following topics:

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