This packager create a standalone executable for linux with configuration setup. The created packager doesn't require any modification or dependencies installation on the system which can be helpful depending on business security policy.
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OCS Agent Unix Packager


OCS Agent Standalone Unix Packager

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The aim of this script is to create a all in one package to be deployed on every Linux machine. The package embeds compiled Perl for the related OS, OCS Agent perl package, and all required perl mudules.

  • packageOCSAgent.config: packager configuration
    • PROXY_HOST if you have direct Internet connection
    • OCS_INSTALL_DIR: OCS Agent installation directory
    • PERL_VERSION: Perl version you want to compile and embed in OCS package
    • PERL_DL_LINK: Perl download link
    • OCSAGENT_DL_LINK: OCS Agent download link
    • NMAP_DL_LINK: Nmap download link
    • OCS_AGENT_CRONTAB: [0-1] Create script to add crontab on system
    • OCS_AGENT_CRONTAB_HOUR: How many hour between each crontab call
    • OCS_AGENT_LAZY: [0-1] Activate lazy mode on Agent
    • OCS_AGENT_TAG: Set default tag
    • OCS_SERVER_URL: Set server URL
    • OCS_SSL_ENABLED: [0-1] Enable SSL check
    • OCS_SSL_CERTIFICATE_FULL_PATH: Path to the certificate
    • OCS_LOG_FILE: [0-1] Enable file logging feature
    • OCS_LOG_FILE_PATH: Set the log path file
  • PerlModulesDownloadList.txt: download URL for all Perl modules dependencies
  • packager script


As root user


Output is a tar/gz archive: ocsinventory-agent_LinuxDistribution_MajorVersion.tar.gz


  1. Bypass current limitations

Current Limitation

  1. nmap command line path is not referenced in Perl module, thus, IP Discovery function does not work