The first step in installing a Linux sensor on an endpoint is to unpack the agent.


  1. Create a root-owned temporary install directory named cb-psc-install on the endpoint; do not use a shared folder such as /tmp or /var/tmp:
    $ sudo mkdir cb-psc-install
  2. Extract the contents of the installer package into the temporary directory you created. Replace cb-psc-sensor-<DISTRO>-<BUILD-NUMBER>.tgz with the filename of the installer package.
    $ sudo tar -C cb-psc-install -xzf cb-psc-sensor-<DISTRO>-<BUILD-NUMBER>.tgz
    Note: In regards to the -xzf option, the z is optional.