Ubuntu/Debian (64-bit) Installation Instructions

How to install the client on Ubuntu/Debian (64-bit).

To install the client perform the following steps:

  1. Download the corresponding BigFix client DEB package file to the Ubuntu/Debian computer.
  2. Install the DEB by running the command
    dpkg -i client_ package_path
  3. Copy your actionsite masthead to the client computer (the masthead contains configuration, license, and security information). The action site masthead (actionsite.afxm) can be found in your BES Installation folders (by default they are placed under C:\Program Files (x86)\BigFix Enterprise\BES Installers\Client on Windows and /var/opt/BESInstallers/Client/ on Linux). If the masthead is not named actionsite.afxm, rename it to actionsite.afxm and place it on the computer at the following location: /etc/opt/BESClient/actionsite.afxm.
    Note: The directory /etc/opt/BESClient/ is not automatically created by the installer. If it does not exist, create it manually.
    The masthead file for each BigFix server is downloadable at http://servername:port/masthead/masthead.afxm (example: http://bes.BigFix.com:52311/masthead/masthead.afxm).
  4. Start the BigFix client by running the command:
    /etc/init.d/besclient start
Note: On Debian 11, the user interface component of the client is displayed only if you log in choosing GNOME on Xorg.