4.4 Installing the API Command-Line Tools

The command-line API tools are included with the Python bindings for the API in the python-ksplice-uptrack package. This package is available in the Ksplice for Oracle repositories on ULN at linux.oracle.com or the Ksplice Uptrack for Oracle Linux repositories at www.ksplice.com.

Install the command-line API tools as follows:

  1. Ensure that you have a valid Oracle Linux Premier subscription, a Premier Limited subscription, or an Oracle Premier Support for Systems and Operating Systems subscription.

    The previously listed subscriptions automatically register your system to use Oracle Ksplice. See Section 1.3.2, “About Oracle Ksplice and ULN Registration” for more details.

  2. Install the python-ksplice-uptrack package.

    # yum install -y python-ksplice-uptrack 

    The Python bindings are installed in the Python site-packages directory, typically /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/ksplice. The API tools are installed in /usr/bin.

    The Nagios plugins are installed in /usr/lib/nagios/plugins.