Local deployment using CLI interactive mode

You can deploy a package or packages to a directory on the local system using the command-line properties defined in the XML package.

The following prerequisites are required to complete this task.


  1. Run UpdateXpress System Pack Installer using the update command from the CLI using the options that specify the location on the file system to search for the update packages and the option to apply the updates to the local system in interactive mode.
    C:\uxsp> lnvgy_utl_uxspi_10.6_winsrvr_32-64.exe update --local=C:\updates
  2. You can view the status on standard output stdout as the application reads all of the UpdateXpress System Pack XML files in the specified directory to determine which UpdateXpress System Pack are applicable to the system.
    UpdateXpress System Pack Installer builds an internal catalog of the available updates as specified by the XML file. This catalog is regenerated each time UpdateXpress System Pack Installer runs.

    UpdateXpress System Pack Installer performs the following tasks:

    1. Gathers the system inventory, providing status.
    2. Compares the inventory with the update catalog and determines a recommendation of updates to apply.
    3. Displays a list of available updates. This list includes: a description, filename, current version, new version, severity, a field for enabling or disabling each update, and a number associated with each update.
  3. Enter the number of the updated that you want to enable or disable.
  4. Type a to apply the updates. Instructions are displayed on the screen to tell you how to perform this step.

    UpdateXpress System Pack Installer performs the following tasks:

    • Provides status while it proceeds to sequentially run each applicable and enabled update on the local system.
    • Displays the final status of all the updates that were applied.
    • Exits with a return code designating whether the updates were successful or not.
    • Logs status to the system logs during this operation.
    The following list provides possible error conditions that can occur.
    • If the operating system is not supported, a message is displayed at the beginning of the UpdateXpress System Pack Installer program stating that you cannot deploy updates. UpdateXpress System Pack Installer exits with an unsuccessful return code.
    • If no UpdateXpress System Pack XML file can be found in the specified directory, that is supported by the local system machine type and operating system, a message similar to the following is displayed:
      Cannot find UpdateXpress System Pack XML file for this machine type 
      and operating system.
    • If an individual package has an error during deployment, UpdateXpress System Pack Installer continues with the next update, and then sets the return code for the appropriate time when UpdateXpress System Pack program exits.