Setting SUS at reboot - how to script so URL is based on OS?

donmontalvo
Esteemed Contributor II

Hi all,

We'd like to create a script that we can run at imaging time that would point our 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6 clients to our internal SUS (xser01), as per Apple KB article HT4069. I checked the Resource Kit, but didn't see anything there that can do this. Anyone know how to create a script that will set the command based on the OS?

10.4: defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL http://xser01:8088/index.sucatalog
10.5: defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL http://xser01:8088/index-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog
10.6: defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL http://xser01:8088/index-leopard-snowleopard.merged-1.sucatalog

The Resource Kit "setTimeServer.sh" and s"etTimeZone.sh" scripts are great...if we can get a "setSoftwareUpdateServer.sh" script, that would be even greater!

:)

Don

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donmontalvo
Esteemed Contributor II

Answered my own question...Google is your friend.

I tested on 10.5 and 10.6, works fine. Hope this makes it into the Resource Kit. :)

Don

-------------------- start -------------------------

#!/bin/bash
#
# Based on info found at:
# http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story091002190708159

osVersion=sw_vers -productVersion

case $osVersion in
10.4) catalogURLValue="http://xser01:8088/index.sucatalog" ;;
10.5
) catalogURLValue="http://xser01:8088/index-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog" ;;
10.6) catalogURLValue="http://xser01:8088/index-leopard-snowleopard.merged-1.sucatalog" ;;
10.[1-3]
) exit 1 ;;
esac

defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL $catalogURLValue

exit 0;

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tlarkin
Honored Contributor

A simple case statement can configure this. However you can also do smart groups based on OS, or hardware configurations and then apply the SUS via Mass Edit data in the JSS to the smart group.

example script

#!/bin/bash

OSversion=sw_vers | awk '/ProductVersion/ { print $2 }'

case $OSversion in

10.4.)SUS_SERVER="http://xser01:8088/index.sucatalog";; 10.5.)SUS_SERVER="http://xser01:8088/index-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog";; 10.6.*)SUS_SERVER="http://xser01:8088/index-leopard-snowleopard.merged-1.sucatalog"

esac

defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL ${SUS_SERVER}

exit 0

tlarkin
Honored Contributor

arrrrg

I forgot the double semi colons after the last variable set by the case statement.....working 65+ hour weeks does this to me. So, if you test this out make sure you but the ;; after each variable set in the case statement.

sorry for that

milesleacy
Valued Contributor

Hey Folks,

It bugged me a bit when I first noticed that Snow Leopard’s SUS required different URLs depending on client OS version. I was pleased when, as of version 7.21, the JSS was updated to handle the OS-specific URLs required by a 10.6 Software Update Server automatically.

If you follow the Patch Management process as described in the QuickStart Guide (link below) you can remove the need for creative scripting solutions.

http://jamfsoftware.com/libraries/pdf/support/QuickStart_Guide_7.3.pdf

I hope this helps.

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donmontalvo
Esteemed Contributor II

Hi Miles,

Ok, so all we need to do is create a

Management > Policies > Create policy manually > Packages > Software Update > [x] Set Server

Wow...brilliant!

Thanks,
Don

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Not applicable

I hacked my SUS up to serve on the same URL.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4069

- JD

milesleacy
Valued Contributor

Hey Don,

Just to make sure we're not missing a step...

When using the Set Server option in a Policy or Casper Remote, you need to
be sure you're providing the server data that the client will "set". This
can be done in any of three places in ascending order of precedence...

Network Segment
Individual computer records
Override Defaults in the General tab of the Policy editor

Thanks,

-- Miles Leacy
Technical Training Manager
Mobile (347) 277-7321

miles at jamfsoftware.com
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Suite 350
Minneapolis, MN 55415
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Office: (612) 605-6625
Facsimile: (612) 332-9054
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AU Support +61.(0)2.8014.7469
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donmontalvo
Esteemed Contributor II

Hi Miles,

Yep, we already had the SUS defined in our LAB environment JSS. I wasn't sure how to point our test Macs to it. In most environments we use the defaults command. So I thought we had to do the same thing in JSS. Glad I don't have to. :)

For testing, here's what I did (SUS is at 10.6 BTW):

  1. I set up an SUS policy, enabled Self Service so it can be run manually, set [x] Set Server and [x] Install all updates.
  2. I reimaged a 10.5 and 10.6 computer, and logged on to each one as a non-admin user
  3. I checked both computers to make sure neither had SUS pointing to any specific server (confirmed default state)
  4. Ran SUS using the Self Service policy...waited until both were completed (they both ran fine)

I did notice an anomaly, where the 10.5 test Mac didn't seem to have the right URL defined by Apple. The 10.6 test Mac did. I'm not sure it matters since both worked, but wanted to shine a light on it:

10.5 test Mac:

mp01:~ admin$ defaults read /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate { AnonymousUUID = "8A8D8BB8-D1E4-48A7-B5C2-5EF6CDD5D1CB"; CatalogURL = "http://xser01.ddcdsm.private:8088/"; LastAttemptDate = 2010-08-20 09:08:25 -0700; LastResultCode = 2; LastSuccessfulDate = 2010-08-20 09:08:25 -0700; } mp01:~ admin$

10.6 test Mac:

mbp01:~ admin$ defaults read /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate { CatalogURL = "http://xser01.ddcdsm.private:8088/index-leopard-snowleopard.merged-1.sucatalog"; LastAttemptDate = "2010-08-20 09:06:25 -0700"; LastResultCode = 0; LastSuccessfulDate = "2010-08-20 09:06:25 -0700"; } mbp01:~ admin$

Thanks,
Don

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milesleacy
Valued Contributor

Thanks Don.

I'll make sure we have a look at this internally.

Miles Leacy
JAMF Software