Install the Rational Test Agent on Linux

This topic describes how to install the Rational Test Agent on a Linux computer.

Before you begin

Before starting, be sure to uninstall all previous versions of Rational Functional Tester and disable all of their environment variables.

Here are the steps:


  1. Log on with administrative privileges.

  2. Create the installation directory:

    % mkdir -p /usr/rational/test

  3. Insert the CD-ROM containing the Rational Test Agent software into your CD drive.

    If the CD does not auto-mount, enter the Linux mount command at the prompt:

    % mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

  4. Go to the test directory:

    % cd /usr/rational/test

  5. Enter the tar command to copy the Rational Test Agent files to your hard drive:

    % tar xzpf /mnt/cdrom/linux_agent.tar.gz