3. The HFS repository

3.1. Supported distributions

The following table lists distributions and versions that are known to install correctly from the HFS repository. If a distribution/version is not in the table it doesn't mean you can't install from the repository - it just means we haven't tried it. Most distributions based on Debian or RedHat will install from the HFS repository.

DistributionVersionNotes
Centos 4, 5, 6, 7 see note 1
Debian 5, 6, 7
Fedora 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 see note 2
Mageia 2, 3, 4
Mandriva 2010.2, 2011
OpenSUSE 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 12.1. 12.2, 12.3, 13.1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, 6, 7 see note 1
Scientific Linux 4, 5, 6 see note 1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, 12.04 LTS, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04 LTS see note 2

Note 1: The TSM client version 6.2 will not run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 or on version 4 of distributions based on RHEL4. However you can still follow these installation instructions which will result in the 6.1 client being installed on these Linux versions.

Note 2: There is a known problem with versions of the TSM client prior to 6.4.1.7 on Linux systems with glibc 2.16 or higher (notably Fedora 18, Ubuntu 13.04, RHEL/Centos 7, and later). If you are upgrading you operating system please make sure you upgrade your TSM client to the latest level first.

3.2. Unsupported distributions

Distributions that do not use Debian or Redhat style software packaging cannot use the HFS repository. These include Arch, Gentoo and Slackware. If you cannot use the repository it doesn't mean you cannot use TSM - you may be able to successfully install the client from rpm or tar files.

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