Copy product packages to an HTTP server using Packaging Utility

To create a repository on an HTTP or HTTPS server, use Packaging Utility to copy the product package for Rational Functional Tester .

Note that this method does not copy the optional software that is included with the Rational Functional Tester installation image. Only the Rational Functional Tester files that are installed using IBM Installation Manager are copied.

Note also that Packaging Utility can be used to combine multiple product packages into a single repository location. See the Packaging Utility online help for more information.

To copy product packages with Packaging Utility:


  1. If you are copying from a CD image, perform these tasks:

    1. Insert the first installation CD into your CD drive.

    2. For Linux : Mount the CD drive.

    3. If autorun is enabled on your system, the Rational Functional Tester launchpad program automatically opens. Close the launchpad program.

  2. Start Packaging Utility.

  3. On the main page of the utility, click Copy Packages. The Prerequisite page opens, and presents two options:

    • I will be downloading product packages from IBM Web

    • I will be obtaining the product packages from other sources

  4. Click I will be downloading product packages from IBM Web.

    You can use the I will be obtaining the product packages from other sources option if you have already defined an accessible repository.

  5. Click Next to advance to the Source page. If there are no product packages to select, open a repository that contains product packages.

  6. To open a repository, click the Open repository button. The Open Repository window opens.

    A repository can be a path to a file on the local file system, a disk drive containing the first CD of the product, or a URL to a file on a server.

  7. To define a repository location, click the Repository Location Browse button, and then navigate to the Repository location (the common root directory) that contains the disk images. For example, if the product files (disk1, disk2, and so on) reside in C:\productA\unzip, you should navigate there and select the repository.config file, the diskTag.inf, the jar file, or a zip file.

  8. Click OK to define the repository location and to close the Browse to a repository directory window.

  9. On the Destination page, click the Browse button and select an existing repository directory, or create a new folder to store the products.

  10. After you specify a repository for the selected product packages and any fixes, click OK to close the Browse to a directory window. The file path that you just defined is listed in the Directory field on the Destination page.

  11. Click Next to advance to the Summary page. The Summary page displays the selected product packages that will be copied into the destination repository. This page also lists the amount of storage space that the copy requires, as well as the amount of available space on the drive.

  12. Click Copy to copy the selected product packages to the destination repository. A status bar opens at the bottom of the wizard indicating how much time is remaining in the copy process. After the copy process is finished, a Complete page opens and displays all of the product packages that were copied successfully.

  13. Click Done to return to the Packaging Utility main page.


Now that you have used Packaging Utility to copy the Rational Functional Tester installation files into a repository, you can place the repository on a Web server and make the directories and files available over HTTP. (The repository can also be placed on a UNC drive.)

For the latest information about working with IBM Packaging Utility, visit the IBM Packaging Utility Information Center at

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