Loading Installation Packages from the Application Server

Use

In the following cases, proceed as described below:

·        You want to load multiple packages simultaneously.

·        You want to load packages from the SAP Service Marketplace and announce them to the Add-On Installation Tool.

·        You want to load packages from a CD and announce them to the Add-On Installation Tool.

·        You cannot proceed as described under Loading Installation Packages from the Front End.

Procedure

Installation packages from the SAP Service Marketplace have a compressed format. You have to unpack these packages before proceeding with further processing.

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       1.      Load the packages from the SAP Service Marketplace or mount the relevant CD.

       2.      Log on using the following user:

Operating System

User

UNIX

<sid>adm

IBM eServer iSeries

<SID>OFR

Windows

<SID>adm

       3.      Switch to the following subdirectory in your system:

Operating System

Subdirectory

UNIX and

IBM eServer iSeries

/usr/sap/trans

Windows

<HD drive>:\usr\sap\trans

       4.      Disassemble the archive that contains the packages using the following command:

Operating System

Command

UNIX

SAPCAR -xvf /<CD_DIR>/<PATH>/<ARCHIVE>.CAR

IBM eServer iSeries

SAPCAR '-xvf /QOPT/<VOLID>/<PATH>/<ARCHIVE>.CAR'

Windows

SAPCAR -xvf <CD_DRIVE>:\<PATH>\<ARCHIVE>.CAR

The disassembled packages automatically appear in the EPS inbox of the transport directory (UNIX and IBM eServer iSeries: /usr/sap/trans/EPS/in; Windows NT: <DRIVE>:\usr\sap\trans\EPS\in).

       5.      To load the packages into your system, call the Add-On Installation Tool and choose Installation Package ® Load Packages ® From Application Server.

You see a list of the packages you uploaded that are now known in the SAP System with all of their attributes, and can be handled in the correct way by the SAP Add-On Installation Tool.

       6.      To return to the initial screen of the Add-On Installation Tool, choose Back.