Installing TSM Client On Ubuntu

IBM distributes the TSM clients in RPM format, but not in deb format for Debian based Linux distributions. The re are some TSM clients in deb format out there, but the latest I could find is version 5.4. I found that alien converts the RPM files decently enough.

First, install alien:

sudo apt-get install alien

Then, get all the RPMs you want to install in the same directory and run:

alien -k *.rpm

There is a problem with the install scripts that they didn't create a link on my systems:

ln -s /opt/tivoli/tsm/client/lang/EN_US/ /opt/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin/EN_US/

After that, the client should work just as if installed on a Redhat based system.

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