Remove Privilege Management for Unix and Linux Packages

Removing the Privilege Management for Unix and Linux packages completely uninstalls Privilege Management for Unix and Linux from a computer. To remove the packages, do the following:

  1. Navigate to the /opt/beyondtrust/powerbroker/<version>/aix/install/ directory.
  2. Remove multiple Privilege Management for Unix and Linux packages by typing:
  3. installp -u powerbroker.configClient component-package-1 ... component-package-n
  • configClient is the name of the package specified during installation of the configuration package. Because of the dependency relationship between the configuration package and the component packages, this package name must come first in the list.
  • component-package-1 through component-package-n are the names of the packages specified during installation of the component packages, such as powerbroker.submithost.
    installp -u powerbroker.configClient powerbroker.submithost powerbroker.loghost

    Or you may remove a package and its prerequisites by using the installp -gu command.

    The following command removes the powerbroker.runhost package and its prerequisite package powerbroker.common:
    installp -gu powerbroker.runhost

Remove AIX Package from Shared WPARs

To remove Privilege Management for Unix and Linux packages from shared workload partitions (WPARs), do the following:

  1. Remove the Privilege Management for Unix and Linux packages from the global AIX environment using the following command:
    installp -u powerbroker

    All Privilege Management for Unix and Linux usr packages and the global root package are removed.

  2. Remove the Privilege Management for Unix and Linux root packages from WPARs by doing either of the following:
    • Remove the Privilege Management for Unix and Linux root package from one or more specified WPARs by typing the following command from the global AIX environment:
      syncwpar [nodeA] [nodeB] ... [nodeX]

      nodeA, nodeB, ... nodeX are the names of the WPARs.

    • Remove the Privilege Management for Unix and Linux root package from all WPARs by typing the following command from the global AIX environment:
      syncwpar -A

      When you use the -A option, all Privilege Management root packages are removed from WPAR.

The syncwpar command synchronizes all packages between the AIX global environment and shared WPARs.

  1. Optional. Verify that the packages are removed from the WPARs.

For more information, please see the following: