Verifying and installing helper programs with
cot install-helpers --help cot <opts> install-helpers --verify-only cot <opts> install-helpers [--ignore-errors]
Install or verify the installation of COT manual pages and various required third-party helper programs for COT.
|-h, --help||show this help message and exit|
|--verify-only||Only verify helpers – do not attempt to install any missing helpers.|
|Do not fail even if helper installation fails.|
Verify whether COT can find all expected helper programs
> cot install-helpers --verify-only Results: ------------- COT manpages: present in /usr/share/man/man1/ fatdisk: present at /opt/local/bin/fatdisk mkisofs: present at /opt/local/bin/mkisofs ovftool: present at /usr/local/bin/ovftool qemu-img: present at /opt/local/bin/qemu-img vmdktool: NOT FOUND
Have COT attempt to install missing helpers for you. Note that most
helpers require administrator /
sudo privileges to install. If
any installation fails, COT will exit with an error, unless you pass
> cot install-helpers (...) Results: ------------- COT manpages: successfully installed to /usr/share/man fatdisk: successfully installed to /usr/local/bin/fatdisk mkisofs: present at /usr/bin/mkisofs ovftool: INSTALLATION FAILED: No support for automated installation of ovftool, as VMware requires a site login to download it. See https://www.vmware.com/support/developer/ovf/ qemu-img: present at /usr/bin/qemu-img vmdktool: successfully installed to /usr/local/bin/vmdktool [Errno 1] Unable to install some helpers
Unfortunately, VMware requires a site login to download ovftool, so if you need this tool, you will have to install it yourself. COT cannot install it for you at present.