2.3 Install on Linux

Use this procedure below to install Reflection X Advantage on Linux systems.

X Manager is installed by default. This application provides complete support for connecting to X clients in standalone mode. If you are planning on running Reflection X Advantage in domain mode, you will need to install additional features on the computers running in your domain. These features are not installed by default. For a summary of some typical installation configurations for domain mode, see Which Reflection X Advantage Features Should I install? For more detailed information, see Setting up Domain Components.

NOTE:Linux installers do not include the emulators and FTP Client, which are only available when you install on Windows.

To install Reflection X Advantage on Linux systems

  1. Download the installation package for your Linux operating system from the download site.

  2. Unzip the download file; for example:

    unzip -d rx-advantage-17.n.nnnn-prod-linux.zip

    The expanded download file contains binary files (*.bin) for installing on different platforms. Locate the appropriate file for your Linux platform. The product installation package name begins with "rxa-17.n.n.nnnn."

    The package name that begins with "rxa_help-17.n.n.nnnn installs local help files. Installing these files is optional. By default, Reflection X Advantage uses product Help located on the website. For more information, see Optional Local Help File Installation.

  3. If you unzipped on a Windows computer, copy the installation file for your platform to your Linux computer.

  4. Log on as root and navigate to the directory that contains the installation file.

  5. Change the permissions of the installation package to give execute permissions to the file owner. For example:

    chmod 744 rxa-17.n.n.nnnn-prod-x86_64-linux.bin
  6. Start the installation program. For example:


    NOTE:The command above launches the InstallAnywhere installation program which requires an X11 Windows display. To initiate a command line installation, you can add the parameters -i console. For example:

    ./rxa-17.n.n.nnnn-prod-x86_64-linux.bin -i console
  7. You can modify the feature selections during the install. X Manager is installed by default.

    NOTE:If you are using the -i console option, you'll have an opportunity to specify which features you want to install by entering a comma-separated list in response to the prompt: "Please choose the Features to be installed by this installer:" To install all features, you can type1,1. For additional command line options, see Using a Response File to Install on Linux Systems.

Installation log file

On Linux systems, an install log is created here: /opt/rxadvantage/<product_name>_InstallLog.log.