Application Extension Platform 1.x -- Packaging an Application using the SDK
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Packaging an Application Using the SDK
After your build environment is set up, package the application by performing the following steps.
Running the Packaging Tool
To run the packaging tool in interactive mode, enter the following command from the SDK tools directory; for example, /opt/axp-sdk.1.6.1/tools :
[root@centos tools]# ./pkg_build.sh
Refer to the Packaging Tool Parameters at: Application Extension Platform 1.x -- AXP Packaging Tool Parameters
Running the Packaging Tool:Example
Project Directory: /opt/output Development Authorization File: /opt/axp-sdk.1.6.1/keys/auth_bundle.sig Private Key for Signing Operations: /opt/axp-sdk.1.6.1/keys/private.key Application Name: tcpdump Version: 1.0 Description: This is my first Cisco AXP package Unique Identifier(optional): yourUUID Source Directory: /opt/tcpdump Protect List File: Dependency SSID's (optional): Disk Limit : 1000M Memory Limit: 256M CPU Limit : 3000 post-install script path: bin/post-install.sh
Note: The Source Directory entered above is "/opt/tcpdump" which indicates the relative path to the source directory. The Unique Identifier entered above is "yourUUID". You can choose what ID to use, or leave it blank to let the packaging tool specify an ID.
A Cisco AXP package is created for application tcpdump.
The two files for the package are in directory project-directory/pkg
- package file: suffixed by .pkg
- installer payload file: suffixed by .prt1
For example, if the project directory is specified as /opt/output/pkg, to view the various artifacts that the packaging tool has created in the directory: /opt/output , enter
For example, the following two files are displayed on the screen:
Note: Later, the Cisco AXP installer in the Cisco AXP service module, expects these two package files to be in the same FTP directory.
Copy Package Files to FTP Directory
Copy tcptrace.1.6.pkg and tcptrace.1.6.prt1 to the public FTP directory of the machine you are using for your Cisco AXP package.
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