16.20 - Install Configuration File - Teradata Tools and Utilities

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November 2020
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An install configuration file can be provided to change the default behavior during install. The name of the file is ttu_install.cfg, and it should be placed in /var/opt/teradata.

If the user wishes to not place ttu_install.cfg in /var/opt/teradata, the following options are available:
  • Place ttu_install.cfg in a preferred location, and set the environment variable TTU_INSTALL_CFG to point to that location. For example, if the user wishes to pick ttu_install.cfg from /usr/teradata, then 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.
We support 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 will default to yes.

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