How is Reporter 9.1.x installed on Linux?

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With Reporter, the installation is manual.  It is installed by doing a gunzip of the Reporter 8 install.  For Reporter 9.1, the installation is now a RPM package that installs Reporter 9 into the standard Linux directories. Additionally, the RPM install now comes with its own start and stop script that installs into the init.d folder structures.

Installating using the RPM:

Note:  To run any RPM on a LINUX server, you need to have root access.

To install Reporter into the default directories, execute the following command:
     rpm -Uhv Reporter_9*.rpm
This will result in it being installed to /opt/bc/reporter

To install Reporter into a custom directory, execute the following command:
    rpm -Uhv --prefix=<custom-directory> Reporter_9*.rpm 
NOTE unless you are a Linux expert, we don't recommend you install to a non-standard folder.
NOTE:  To facilitate non-root users operational access to reporter, have the installation folder created prior to running the RPM install. When the installation directory already exists, the rpm install produces the entire Reporter directory structure using the user (and group) ownership of the install directory.
Installing using the Gzip file:
  • Login to the linux server with the username you wish to manager reporter with.
  • Create the folder you wish to install Reporter to.
  • Change directory to this folder, and download the relevant Reporter gzip file here. ( Your choice will depend on the CPU type you are running- 32 bit or 64 bit)
  • Unzip the file.
  • Run the command "./"
  • When prompted, enter the username and password for the administrator account.  Optionally, enter the license key. (The license key is mandatory for the 64-bit edition.) 

You should now see a 'isready.txt' file appear, and the prompt that instructs you to startup reporter.

NOTE Using the gunzip method means we will NOT install any startup scripts for you in the /etc/init.d folder.

NOTE: Upgrades are handled the same away as the above, by unzipping the file in the folder you origonaly installed reporter to, however there is not need to re-run the do-startup script.

 Starting up
Change to the working directory to the Reporter installation directory and run the startup script by executing the following command:
  •  "./bcreporter"
  • to stop, press control c in this same screen.

To start and stop  Reporter , if you used the RPM to install

  • /etc/init.d/bcreporter start
  • /etc/init.d/bcreporter stop

To procure a status of Reporter, if you used the RPM to install.


  • /etc/init.d/bcreporter status



NOTE:  For a complete list of Reporter linux commands, see 000014647
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InQuira Doc IdFAQ240

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First Published      10/01/2014
Last Modified      02/17/2017
Last Published      02/17/2017
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Product      Reporter 9.1
Topic      Installation / Configuration, Reporting
Article Number      000010823
Summary      How is Reporter 9.1.x installed on Linux?
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