Attempting to install the UIM 8.31 robot on an HP-UX 11.23 server using the instructions provided on the "Deploy Robots in Bulk with a Third-Party Tool and Native Installers" Wiki page. For HP-UX, it indicates that you can use the nimsoft-robot-<arch>-11.31.depot.gz installer package. The following steps are executed:
1. Installs the nimsoft-robot-hppa-11.31.depot.gz installer package in /opt directory on their HP-UX 11.23 PA-RISK server
2. Extract the contents of the nimsoft-robot-hppa-11.31.depot.gz compressed archive
3. Copy the nms-robot-vars.cfg answer file to /opt.
4. Execute the following swinstall command:
/usr/sbin/swinstall –s /opt/nimsoft-robot-hppa-11.31.depot controller
The install fails with errors similar to the following:
ERROR: Could not apply the software selection "controller" because there are no product variations that are compatible with the destination host(s).
* Software selection failed for "LODII018S:/opt/nimsoft-robot-ia64-11.31.depot".
ERROR: No software has been selected.
ERROR: Cannot continue the "swinstall" task.
* Selection had errors.
HP-UX 11.23 ia64 or PA-RISK
Bulk robot deployments using the HP-UX swinstall native installer utility are not supported on HP-UX OS releases earlier than 11.31. You must use the interactive nimldr utility to perform these installs instead.
Transfer a copy of the nimldr.tar.Z package located in the <installPath>\Nimsoft\install\setup\unix directory on the Primary hub to the target HP-UX 11.23 PA-RISK or ia64 server. Then do the following to "pull" the robot install from the primary hub:
1. Install the nimldr.tar.Z file in /tmp
2. Uncompress and extract the contents of the nimldr.tar.Z file:
gzip -c -d nimldr.tar.Z | tar xf - HPUX_11_64
gzip -c -d nimldr.tar.Z | tar xf - HPUX_11_ia64
3. Add execute permissions to the nimldr utility in the HPUX_11_64 directory:
chmod 555 nimldr
where <arch> = 64 for PA-RISK and <arch> = ia64 for ia64
4. Run the interactive robot install using the nimldr utility:
This utility will walk you through the robot install and will "pull" the robot installation files from the primary hub that you specify.
This robot install using the nimldr utility is documented on the "Install a Unix Robot" Wiki page: