Linux® RPM-based installations typically have no install-time customization ability. For Lotus® Expeditor Client, however, an install.options file can be used to customize some of the initial settings for the platform.
The install.options file cannot be used to change the installation destination directory for the platform. For Linux RPM installations, the "--prefix <install destination>" command-line options must be used.
Creating an install.options file
A file named install.options must be created in /etc/ibm/expeditor/ before the RPM is installed. This file is a java.io.Properties format file (that is, ASCII characters only with Unicode escapes), and single quotation marks are required around the value (for example, <variable>='<value>'). Use any available text editor on your Linux system to create this file.
Using an install.options file
The install.options file must be placed in the /etc/ibm/expeditor/
directory before the Lotus Expeditor Client RPM installation is started.
Options available for initial installation
Use this option to control whether the license has been accepted for the installation (true or false). The default value is false. USEDEVICEMANAGEMENT
Use this option to determine if the Enterprise Management Agent is used (true or false). The default value is false.
The following options are used to configure the Enterprise Management Agent user name, password, and server URL:
- DEVICEMANAGEMENTSERVERURL - the default value is http://<DMserver_address
The following options configure the use of WebSphere® Portal management (true
) as well as the WebSphere Portal Server URL:
Use this option to allow users the ability to configure whether they want to allow a password prompt (true or false). The default value is true. SECURITYPASSWORDPROMPT
Use this option to enable the platform to prompt for a password at startup (true or false). The default value is true. INSTALLDIR
Use this option to specify the installation location of the product. Specify a valid directory into which the product is to be installed. The default is C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Expeditor.UDATESITELIST
Note: The use of square brackets  in path variables is not supported.
Use this option to override the update site list during initial provisioning. You must specify the format as follows: UPDATESITELIST="site_1|site_2|…|site_n". RCPDATA
Use this option to override the rcp.data value specified in the rcplauncher.properties file during initial provisioning. RCPLOCALE
Use this option to override the com.ibm.rcp.locale property in the rcplauncher.properties file during initial provisioning. The value must be in language_REGION format. If not specified, no default value is used, and no corresponding value is written to rcplauncher.properties, allowing the launcher to detect and use the default system locale. Note:
The following options are not populated with an initial value, and therefore, if you do not specify a value, these optionsdo not display in the list of properties:
Options available for upgrade
to control whether the license has been accepted for the installation (true or false). The default value is false.
Other initial install options are ignored during upgrade.
Parent topic: Customizing installation options: XPD622
Invoking a silent installation on Microsoft Windows: XPD622