17.00 - Install Configuration File - Teradata Tools and Utilities

Teradata® Tools and Utilities for Linux Installation Guide Amazon Linux 2, CentOS, OEL, RedHat, SLES, Ubuntu

Teradata Tools and Utilities
November 2020

An install configuration file (ttu_install.cfg) can be used to change the default behavior during install. Teradata recommends placing the file in the /var/opt/teradata directory.

Other options for placing the file:
  • Set the environment variable TTU_INSTALL_CFG to point to a preferred location. For example, if the file is located in the /usr/teradata directory, run the following command:

    export TTU_INSTALL_CFG=/usr/teradata

  • Place ttu_install.cfg in the user's HOME directory.
    The above locations will be scanned only if no file by name ttu_install.cfg is found in /var/opt/teradata.
Teradata Tools and Utilities supports the following options (case-insensitive) within the configuration file ttu_install.cfg:
  • InstallDir=prefix
  • ShareLibs=yes|no
  • updateETC=yes|no

The ttu_install.cfg file can also specified by the path in the environment variable TTU_INSTALL_CFG or in the user's home directory. If the ttu_install.cfg file is not found, then the values for SharedLibs and updateETC default to yes.

OptionName Value Meaning
InstallDir prefix Install root location; for example, InstallDir=/abc
ShareLibs no Symbolic links are created in /usr/lib, /usr/lib64, /usr/include, and /usr/bin.
ShareLibs yes Symbolic links are created in /usr/lib, /usr/lib64, /usr/include, and /usr/bin, if we can write to /usr/lib and /usr/bin. If we cannot create the symbolic links, the install fails.
updateETC no /etc/profile and /etc/csh.login are not updated.
updateETC yes /etc/profile and /etc/csh.login are updated.