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Carmen Utilities


RHEL6 supports yum for installation and update of the RPM packages known as CARMUTIL. The use of a yum simplifies the installation and reduces the risk for incomplete installations. There are two steps in this procedure. First access to the repository needs to be configured. When that is done, the desired CARMUTILs can be installed. These steps are detailed below.

Configuring the Repository

The repository for carmutil must be accessible from all machines that should have carmutil installed. This could be achieved by a firewall configuration that permits ftp or http downloads directly from the server at Jeppesen Systems AB, or by installing a local copy of the repository inside the firewall.

See the separate section later in the document for how to install a local repository in case the firewall does not permit access to external servers.


All machines that should install carmutil must subscribe to the base channel and to the supplementary channel in RHN. Check the subscription settings for your hosts on Red Hat Network or on your local satellite.

Install procedure

The package carmutil-release is available from Customer Production Services, but can also be downloaded directly from the server:

Before installing the package carmutil-release you should first verify with Customer Production Services that you have an authentic copy of the package by comparing the cheksum of the file. (Use sha1sum.) Once this package is installed, the provided key (GPG#8033bff0) will be used by yum to authenticate packages from the carmutil repository.

Install the package carmutil-release by running the following command on each host that should have carmutil installed:

# rpm -i carmutil-release-5-3.noarch.rpm

Installing a local repository

If you can't use the official repository server, e.g. because of firewall restrictions, the work around is to install local copy of the repository that all your hosts can access.

A local repository is created by downloading and installing a copy of the repository to a shared file system (NFS), a local ftp server or a local http server. The RPMs needed are available through the x86_64 link at the top of the page, or you can ask your service manager to help you obtain a tar-archive containing the complete repository.

Example on installation of a local repository, assuming a tar archive is available:

# mkdir -p /opt/Carmen/carmutil/repo
# tar -C /opt/Carmen/carmutil/repo -xjf carmutil-rhel6-2011-08-11.tar.bz2
You can use the provided script to install the carmutil-release-5 package and edit the baseurl in one command. The script replaces the two steps described in the install procedure above. You must run the scripts on all hosts that should have carmutil installed:
# cd /opt/Carmen/carmutil/repo/carmutil/rhel6
# ./ /opt/Carmen/carmutil/repo/carmutil

Configuring repository

The default configuration is to use the repository at using the protocol http without any proxy. If you need to adjust that, edit the setting of baseurl to match the protocol and server you decided to use and define proxy settings if required. See 'man yum.conf' for additional configuration options:

# gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/carmutil.repo
(Any editor can of course be used instead of gedit.)

Installing CARMUTIL

When the package carmutil-release is installed and a working baseurl is configured, you can use yum to install the carmutil package and all dependent packages using a single command:

# yum install carmutil18
Replace 18 with the number matching your Jeppesen release. It is possible to install more than one carmutil in parallel.

Update procedure

In case you use a local repository you should first download the tar file and install it in the same location as the original file. Then update all hosts with the carmutil installed by the following command:

# yum update