HOW TO: Install PGP Command Line on AIX

Article:HOWTO42036  |  Created: 2009-02-20  |  Updated: 2011-02-06  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO42036
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This article details how to install PGP Command Line on AIX systems.



Installing PGP Command Line on AIX

You need to have root or administrator privileges on the machine on which you are installing PGP Command Line.

To install PGP Command Line on an AIX system:

  1. If you have an existing version of PGP Command Line installed on the computer, uninstall it.

  2. Download the installer application called PGPCommandLine990IX.tar to a known location on your system.

  3. Untar the package first. You will get the following file:
    PGPCommandLine990AIX.rpm

  4. Type: rpm -ivh PGPCommandLine990IX.rpm

  5. Press Enter.
By default, the PGP Command Line application, pgp, is installed into the directory /opt/pgp/bin. You need to add this directory to your PATH environment variable in order for the application to be found.

For sh-based shells, use this syntax:

PATH=$PATH:/opt/pgp/bin

For csh-based shells, use this syntax:

set path = ($path /opt/pgp/bin)

Also, in order to access the PGP Command Line man page, you need to set the MANPATH environment variable appropriately.

For sh-based shells, use this syntax:

MANPATH=$MANPATH:/opt/pgp/man; export MANPATH

For csh-based shells, use this syntax:

setenv MANPATH "/opt/pgp/man"

By adding the option --prefix to the rpm command, you can install PGP Command Line to a location other than the default.

Type rpm --prefix=/usr/pgp -ivh PGPCommandLine990AIX.rpm and press Enter.

This command installs the application binary in the directory /usr/pgp/bin/pgp, libraries in /usr/pgp/lib, and so on.

You will need to edit the environmental variable LIBPATH to include the new library path (/usr/pgp/lib) so that PGP Command Line can function in a location other than the default. The pgp/lib directory should be placed before all other libraries in the LIBPATH.

By adding the option --prefix to the rpm, you can install PGP Command Line in a location other than the default:

  1. If you have an existing version of PGP Command Line installed on the computer, uninstall it.

  2. Download the installer application called PGPCommandLine990AIX.tar to a known location on your system.

  3. Untar the package first. You will get the following file:
    PGPCommandLine990AIX.rpm

  4. Type: rpm --prefix=/opt -ivh PGPCommandLine990AIX.rpm

  5. Press Enter.
This command will install the application binary, pgp, in the directory /usr/pgp/bin/pgp, libraries in /usr/pgp/lib, and so on. You will need to edit the environment variable LIBPATH to include the new library path (/usr/pgp/lib), so that PGP Command Line can function in any location other than the default.


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