Running the UNIX Tools Installer

Running the UNIX Tools Installer

This section describes the client and loader tool package installation procedure for CentOS 6.x and 7.x systems.


You must have operating system superuser privileges to install the tools package. Installing the client tools package may automatically install the following dependent packages:

  • apr
  • apr-util
  • libevent
  • libyaml


Perform the following procedure to install the client and loader tools package on a CentOS 6.x or 7.x system.

  1. Locate the installer RPM file that you downloaded from Pivotal Network. The naming format of the RPM file is greenplum-db-clients-<version>-<platform>.rpm.
  2. Install the RPM. For example, to install the tools on a host running CentOS 7.x:
    root@clientsys$ yum install greenplum-db-clients-6.0.0-rhel7-x86_64.rpm

    The client tools are installed into the /usr/local/greenplum-db-clients-<version>/ directory. The installation process creates a symbolic link from /usr/local/greenplum-db-clients to the install directory.