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With the newer versions of the McAfee Agent (5.6.6) has a provision been added that would allow the ePO to deploy the agent to Linux systems using the "-r" flag to run macmnsvc as a root user during installation/upgrade.      Alternately, is there an ability to create an rpm package with the "-r" flag?

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At this time, those are the only options.  There is no rpm that will use -r.  You can submit PER for it - KB60021.

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I am not aware of any, the -r is typically used with install.sh.  You could configure the rpm to run under sudo account?  I don't know how you are deploying it - running it manually or via 3rd party deployment?  

https://docs.mcafee.com/bundle/agent-5.6.x-installation-guide/page/GUID-5E215352-6764-476B-B7A4-0A26...

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For all new RHEL VMs that are spun up we have a third-party tool install the agent.    The install.sh is supplied from the ePO and the agent is installed ./install.sh -i -r  

For upgrades, if the agent is communicating, an EEDK with the full command line can be issued to agents, however, the first time install, or an install on a rogue, cannot be accomplished from the ePO.   

It would be terrific is there was a way to create the rpm install package with the same path the -r flag would take.   Then the third party tool could easily use a yum install. 

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Doesn't yum run under root credentials?  It would seem to me that would be a requirement since it installs even kernel level software.  Creating the rpm should be sufficient, as that is listed in the install guide as a valid install method for Linux servers.

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The issue has nothing to do with yum or running the installer as root.    The issue is being able to issue the command line:     ./install.sh -i -r         so the -r can indicate to the installer that macmnsvc will be installed to run as root.     The port we need to listen to for wake-up is a privileged port.         Using "deploy agent" does not use the "-r" flag.     

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At this time, those are the only options.  There is no rpm that will use -r.  You can submit PER for it - KB60021.

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