Using a Response File to Silently Install on Linux Systems
You can use a response file to configure automated, silent installs on Linux workstations.
Create a Response File
A response file is a text file that uses key-value pairs (
<key>=<value> syntax) to define installation parameters. For example, the following key-value pairs in the
rx_response.txt file define the features to install, the user data directory, and the installation directory. These values can be modified for your environment.
The rx_response.txt example file
CHOSEN_FEATURE_LIST=Service,ServDC,ServRmt,AdminCon USER_DATA_DIR=$HOME/.microfocus/reflection USER_INSTALL_DIR=/opt/microfocus/ReflectionX
USER_INSTALL_DIR keys are optional. If these keys are omitted, default values are used.
USER_DATA_DIR value supports the
$USER environment variables. If you use either variable, the
USER_DATA_DIR value must be inside single quotes.
This example response file assigns values for the three keys recognized by the installer.
CHOSEN_FEATURE_LIST key-value pair is required, because this pair defines which features to install. In our example, this key is set to install the following features:
Domain Node for Domain Controller
Domain Controller for X Manager for Domains
Remote Session Services for Standalone X Manager
X Administrative Console
Valid key values
The following tables show the values you can assign to the
CHOSEN_FEATURE_LIST is a special key with many different possible values. A full list of options is shown. For the
CHOSEN_FEATURE_LIST key, the value is a comma separated list of feature ID values from the following table.
|Feature ID Values||Feature|
| ||Domain Controller for X Manager for Domains|
| ||Domain Node for Domain Controller|
| ||Remote Session Services for Standalone X Manager|
| ||X Administrative Console|
| ||X Manager|
| ||X Manager for Domains|
| ||Asian Fonts|
| ||European Fonts|
| ||All connection settings templates|
| ||AIX Connection Settings|
| ||Digital Connection Settings|
| ||HP-UX Connection Settings|
| ||Linux Connection Settings|
| ||Solaris Connection Settings|
| ||VMS Connection Settings|
You can only assign directory paths to the
USER_DATA_DIR keys. Both of these key-value pairs are optional.
| ||The install directory (defaults to |
| ||The user data directory (defaults to |
Install With a Response File
Log on as root.
Download and unzip the installation file for your Linux system as described in Install on Linux.
Launch the installer using the following command that specifies your response file:
reflection-x-18.n.n.nnnn-prod-x86_64.sh -f RESPONSE_FILE --acceptLicense
where RESPONSE_FILE is the fully qualified path for your response file. For example:
reflection-x-18.n.n.nnnn-prod-x86_64.sh -f /home/user1/rx_response.txt --acceptLicense
--acceptLicenseare required. All of the silent install options are shown below.
|Silent install options||Description|
| ||Displays silent installation help and exits.|
| ||Defines the path to the response file (required).|
| ||Accepts the license agreement (required).|
Log on as root.
Run the following uninstall command.
/opt/microfocus/ReflectionXis the default installation directory.