There may have several ways to install application software on PXE server. I am describing below about the procedure that I have followed to install program on PXE server those are accessible from PXE clients.
- For example, I have installed OpenOffice.org on PXE servers - First download the source file (.tar file) - Extract the file using "tar -zxvf filename" - Enter to the directory that is created after extraction of the .tar file - Run the executable file (./setup) - Installation on Server is complete. - The path "/opt/openofficce.org3/program/soffice" is for the executable file of OpenOffice.org. It is noted that soffice is the executable file. - Make a link to soffice from $PATH i.e from /usr/bin. For tha do the following - cd /usr/bin - ln -s /opt/openofficce.org3/program/soffice soffice - Run soffice (just type soffice on server)
- cd /nfsboot/root/opt - cp -r /opt/openoffice.org . - cp -r /opt/openoffice.orgf3 . - cd /nfsboot/root/usr/local/bin - ln -s /opt/openofficce.org3/program/soffice soffice - * Complete * - Enter any PXE client - type soffice from any where
Note. tube30 and tube21 are PXE servers. So we have to do same thing for both servers.