Tivoli/SpectrumProtect Debian Packages

Jurjen Bokma

Last modified: "2018-06-20 16:15:56 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 8.1.4.0), 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. It is interesting to see what Lintian has to say about them, but since we don't have the sources, there isn't much we can do about it anyway. We should just trust Big Blue on this.

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