Tivoli/SpectrumProtect Debian Packages

Jurjen Bokma

Last modified: "2019-05-07 15:07:45 jurjen"

Abstract

IBM's Tivoli/SpectrumProtect packages for Debian can be improved. I did.


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Materials from IBM

IBM offers .deb packages of its Tivoli client (version 8.1.6.1), although Tivoli now seems to have a new name: Spectrum Protect. Unpacking the tar archive gives the following files:

README.htm
      README_api.htm
      gskcrypt64_8.0-50.78.linux.x86_64.deb
      gskssl64_8.0-50.78.linux.x86_64.deb
      tivsm-api64.amd64.deb
      tivsm-apicit.amd64.deb
      tivsm-ba.amd64.deb
      tivsm-bacit.amd64.deb
      tivsm-bahdw.amd64.deb
      tivsm-filepath-source.tar.gz
      tivsm-jbb.amd64.deb

Of these files, all .deb archives can be sent straight to a package repository. [1]

The file tivsm-filepath-source.tar.gz contains the interesting part, and we are going to look at it in more detail.


[1] Lintian has some remarks on these packages. But we don't have the sources, so there is little we can do.