Running the prerequisite checker

Use the prerequisite checker to verify that your system is ready to install Ricoh ProcessDirector.
  • By default, the prerequisite checker log file is stored in this directory: /opt/infoprint/ippd/logs/installer/prereq.out
To run the prerequisite checker:
  1. Log in to the primary computer as the root user.
    Important: You must log in as a user with UID 0. Do not use sudo or the su command to become the root user.
  2. Open a command line and enter this command to make sure that you are in the root directory:
    • cd /
  3. If you are installing from a product DVD:
    1. Insert the base product DVD in the drive.
    2. If you already have a CD file system defined (named /cdrom, for example), you can insert the disk and enter:
      • mount /cdrom
      To determine if you already have a file system defined, enter:
      • /usr/sbin/lsfs | grep cdrfs | awk ‘{print $3}’
    3. If you do not have a CD file system present, you can create one.
      1. Determine the name of the CD device by entering: lsdev -Cc cdrom
      2. Create the CD file system for device ‘cd0’ at mount point ‘/cdrom’ by entering: /usr/sbin/crfs -v cdrfs -p ro -d’cd0’ -m’/cdrom’
    4. To determine the name of the mount point, enter:
      • ls /media
      On some systems, the name of the mount point is the same as the name of the CD or DVD.
    5. Mount the drive, if necessary. Enter:
      • mount /media/mount_point
    6. Change directories so you can see the contents of the DVD. Enter these commands:
      • cd /media/mount_point
      • ls
      You see several scripts and directories, including a script called setup.
  4. If you are installing from a mounted ISO file:
    1. Enter this command: ulimit -f unlimited.
    2. Transfer the ISO file to the computer. For example, place the file in the /aiw directory.
    3. Create a directory for the ISO file: mkdir /iso
    4. Mount the ISO file:
      loopmount -i <filename.iso> -o "-V cdrfs -o ro" -m /iso

      For example:

      loopmount -i aiw_aix.iso -o "-V cdrfs -o ro" -m /iso

    5. Before you run the setup script, change directories: cd /iso
  5. If you are installing from a TAR file:
    1. If you downloaded the TAR file, go to the folder where you downloaded the TAR file.
      cd /<tar file download directory>
    2. To expand the TAR file, enter:
      tar -xvf <tar file name>
  6. To start the prerequisite checker, enter:
    • For a DVD-based installation:
      • /cdrom/setup -p PREREQ_ONLY=TRUE
    • For a TAR-based installation:
      • setup -p PREREQ_ONLY=TRUE
    Note: Make sure that you enter the command for the prerequisite checker correctly. If it is not entered correctly, the Ricoh ProcessDirector installer runs instead of the prerequisite checker.
  7. If you are installing from a remote directory:
    1. Follow the instructions in Installing from a remote directory. Return and complete this procedure after you go to the mounted directory.
If your system has all the prerequisites installed, the prerequisite checker exits without a message. If your system does not have all the prerequisites installed, a message is displayed showing the missing prerequisites. Refer to the prerequisite checker logs for more information. By default, the log file is stored in this directory: /opt/infoprint/ippd/logs/installer/prereq.out